US President Donald Trump has renewed his call on the Venezuelan military forces to end their support for the country’s President Nicolas Maduro and his government.
Trump made the call for a coup in a joint news conference at the White House with Brazil’s new right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday.
The US president also praised the so-called humanitarian aid that Washington had sent to the Latin American country, whose people he described as “starving.”
Trump said the US has been “really very happy to feed thousands and thousands of starving Venezuelans,” adding that, “They have appreciated it and if the Maduro forces would step aside, it could be a truly great and successful humanitarian project.”
Maduro has repeatedly denounced the so-called humanitarian assistance as a US plot to disguise a military intervention in his country and promised that the opposition will eventually “face justice” for supporting a US-backed…