Although the world is focused in on the tensions between the United States and North Korean, President Donald J. Trump tossed out a curve ball on Friday when he told reporters he’s considering possible military action against Venezuela in response to behavior of President Nicolas Maduro.
President Trump made the comments from his golf course in Bedminster, New Jersey. He said very clearly that he is “not going to rule out a military option” against Venezuela, who the president referred to as America’s neighbor. He added that military action is “certainly something that we could pursue.”
President Trump has been heavily critical of President Maduro’s questionable moves in an attempt to consolidate power. Trump referred to Maduro as a “dictator.”
The Trump administration has issued a list of sanctions against President Maduro and more than two dozen current and former Venezuelan officials.
Trump made his comments to reporters while standing with Nikki Haley, the United States Ambassador to the United Nations, and Sec. of State Rex Tillerson.
President Trump is in New Jersey for a period of 17 days while the White House is under repair. He’s been busy working with his team about how to deal with North Korea, who has vowed to shoot 4 missiles at the U.S. territory of Guam. In addition, on Friday North Korean warned that they would reduce America to ashes.
Reportedly, the Air Force installation in Guam is standing at the ready in the event of a confrontation with North Korea. Earlier today, DML NEWS issued a report about the Andersen Air Force base. You can access it by clicking here.
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