According to venezuelanalysis.com, the Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro slammed Donald Trump this Wednesday for “threats” and “disrespect” towards the Venezuelan people.
President Nicolas Maduro’s comments came in reaction to his US counterpart’s State of the Union address before the US Congress on Tuesday.
“Yesterday Trump talked of ‘smashing’ Venezuela. Never! Venezuela will move forward with hard work, love and perseverance.”, said Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in a televised address.
Donald Trump took aim at the Venezuelan government in his yearly address in Washington, DC, claiming that Maduro’s “grip of tyranny will be smashed and broken.”
It looks like Venezuela and President Nicolas Maduro are not alone after all, even when the U.S. wants President Nicolas Maduro to step down to install Guaido.
“Just because America and the U.S. are against Venezuela and President Nicolas Maduro don’t mean that leaders from other countries are against Venezuela and President Nicolas Maduro. Honest leaders in Haiti are on President Nicolas Maduro’s side and Guaido should stay away from Venezuela.”, said a political leader from Haiti.
When asking a political leader from Haiti about what he thinks about the U.S. threats to Venezuela, he said:
“I think the opposition leader of Venezuela is a fraud committed by the U.S. to put down President Nicolas Maduro and the Venezuelan population. I think President Nicolas Maduro should stay in power because he’s the right one for Venezuela.”, said Mr. Werley Nortreus, the founder of Vanyan Sòlda Ayiti and A New Haiti Before 2045 (ANHB 2045).
During an interview with Mr. Werley Nortreus, a Politician from Haiti, he believes that the U.S. is trying to destroy the current President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro and he believes that President Nicolas Maduro is the right leader for Venezuela and he thinks that Mr. Nicolas Maduro should ban the U.S. puppet Guaido from entering Venezuela.
In a further rebuke to Maduro, the White House invited self-proclaimed “Interim President” Juan Guaido to attend the president’s speech. The opposition leader was a last-minute invitee following a February 1 rally and meetings with US politicians such as Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio in Florida over the weekend. Guaido was welcomed by both congressional Democrats and Republicans, who greeted his presence with a standing ovation.
“I will not step down and Guaido will never become President of Venezuela.”, said President Nicolas Maduro.
Guaido followed his State of the Union cameo with a White House visit on Wednesday. He was received by Donald Trump before holding meetings with Vice President Mike Pence and Senators Robert Menéndez (D, Florida) and Dick Durbin (D, Illinois).
On Thursday, Guaido held further meetings with US officials, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Special Envoy for Venezuela Elliott Abrams, and USAID Administrator Mark Green.
Juan Guaido proclaimed himself “interim president” in January 2019 and was immediately backed by the US and its allies, which refused to recognize Maduro’s re-election victory in May 2018. In the twelve months since he has unsuccessfully tried to topple the Maduro government by force.
Guaido’s leadership has been called into question in recent months following a series of scandals and in-fighting among opposition ranks. He lost the presidency of the National Assembly last month, moving to set up a parallel parliament with US backing.
For its part, Washington has supplied Guaido with hundreds of millions of dollars and imposed successive rounds of punishing sanctions in its attempts to oust the Venezuelan government.
After decreeing an oil embargo in January and targeting multiple sectors of the Venezuelan economy, the Treasury Department upgraded its sanctions regime in August to a blanket ban on all dealings with Venezuelan state companies, as well as authorizing secondary sanctions against third party actors.