President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, John Bolton, said Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and his allies would be “strangled financially” if they continued to hold onto power.
The people of Venezuela have recognized the unequivocal failure of Nicolas Maduro and his cronies, and are standing up to say no more corruption, no more oppression, and no more poverty. The Venezuelan military must stand with the people of Venezuela. https://t.co/IbbRDQ9Wyu
— John Bolton (@AmbJohnBolton) March 20, 2019
“As President Trump clearly stated, the toughest sanctions are yet to come. Unless Maduro’s usurpation ends, he and his cronies will be strangled financially. The window is closing,” Bolton said in a post on Twitter.
Donald Trump urges Venezuela’s military to end its support for Maduro. pic.twitter.com/JZtLf8J2on
— DW News (@dwnews) March 19, 2019
“All options are open. I think of all possibilities,” President Trump says when asked if he is considering military intervention to remove Venezuela’s embattled President Nicolas Maduro from power https://t.co/rLkby9LKTb pic.twitter.com/xiuD6x525A
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) March 19, 2019
— Reuters Venezuela (@ReutersVzla) March 21, 2019
Reuters contributed to this report.
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