CARACAS, VENEZUELA (SEPTEMBER 19, 2017) (VENEZUELAN GOVERNMENT TV) – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro called U.S. President Donald Trump “the new Hitler of international politics” after Trump’s hard-edged speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday (September 19).
Trump offered a grim portrait of a world in peril, adopted a more confrontational approach to solving global challenges from Iran to Venezuela, and gave an unabashed defence of U.S. sovereignty.
Trump called the collapsing situation in Venezuela “completely unacceptable” and warned the United States was considering what further actions it can take. “We cannot stand by and watch,” he said.
Venezuela rejected Trump’s threats and said it was prepared to resist any U.S. actions, even a military invasion.
At what was billed as an “anti-imperialist” rally in Caracas, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said, “the magnate thinks he owns the world, but nobody threatens Venezuela.”