First North Korea, now Venezuela??
On Friday, Donald Trump told reporters he may pursue a “military option” in Venezuela due to their current political crisis.
On July 31, the United States sanctioned Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro after the country illegitimately elected a new legislative body run by his Socialist Party loyalists. In the past four months of civil unrest, hundreds have been killed and thousands have been arrested.
The President said:
“The people are suffering and they are dying. We have many options for Venezuela including a possible military option if necessary.”
When pressed further, the businessman declined to give any more details.
“We don’t talk about it but a military operation – a military option – is certainly something that we could pursue.”
Almost immediately, Twitter erupted with reactions. See the best ones (below):
We’re going to war with North Korea and Venezuela? This is what happens when your president learns geography from the Miss Universe pageant.
— Marie Connor (@thistallawkgirl) August 11, 2017
In case you’ve been away from tv for the last 30 minutes, Trump now has us at brink of war w/North Korea AND Venezuela. Have a nice weekend.
— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) August 11, 2017
I’m not going to war till I get verification that this orange motherfucker can locate North Korea AND Venezuela on a map.
— Daniel 3000 (@Daniel5Rivera) August 11, 2017
War with North Korea and VENEZUELA now? We’ve increased troops & civilian casualties 10x in Afghanistan.
But TELL us how HRC is a warmonger. pic.twitter.com/lYHbwP2b78
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) August 12, 2017
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