Embattled Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro called President Donald Trump Monday a white supremacist and said White House staff was a “gang of extremists” run by the Ku Klux Klan.
Described as an unstable communist dictator, Maduro has driven his country’s economy into the ground. He is creating an extraordinary humanitarian crisis in the Western Hemisphere, said National Security Advisor John Bolton.
“All options on the table”
Because of this Bolton said in January “all options are on the table” with regard to Venezuela. Maduro refuses to step down from power. Therefore, he has put the U.S. in a precarious position that may include military intervention, noted U.S. officials.
Therefore, Bolton’s statement was a direct message to Maduro. It is also a strong statement in support of opposition leader Juan Guaidó. Guaido is counting on the protests to pressure Maduro out of office.
“The lights are going off on the Maduro mafia in Venezuela,” Bolton said.
The lights are going off on the Maduro mafia in Venezuela… https://t.co/SU9QONDY8E
— John Bolton (@AmbJohnBolton) February 9, 2019
It’s a political war of the United States empire, of the interests of the extreme right that today is governing, of the Ku Klux Klan that rules the White House, to take over Venezuela,Maduro said.
In the interview with the BBC, Maduro accused Trump of “warmongering.” He is accusing the U.S. of trying to take over his country.
Despite the economic failures, Maduro is refusing any humanitarian aide into the country and ironically, is blaming the U.S. for his own economic failings under his socialist regime.
“It’s a political war of the United States empire, of the interests of the extreme right that today is governing, of the Ku Klux Klan that rules the White House, to take over Venezuela,” Maduro said.
Moreover, tens of thousands of people poured into the streets of Caracas in early February. It will happen again.
According to reports from the region, opposition groups are expected to take to the streets for nationwide anti-government protests Tuesday. Moreover, the opposition is hoping to ratchet up the pressure on Maduro.
The anti-government demonstration, organized by opposition leader Guaido, is taking place on Youth Day in Venezuela. It is a significant day commemorating the Battle of La Victoria in 1814, where young people fought and died for independence.