Donald Trump is planning to do his part to save Venezuelans from the horrendous burdens put upon them by their dysfunctional socialist government.
This past Thursday, in a joint press conference with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos held at the White House, Trump made it clear that he has seen enough.
“People don’t have enough to eat. People have no food. There’s great violence. And we will do whatever is necessary, and we’ll work together to do whatever is necessary to help with fixing that, and I’m really talking on a humanitarian level,” Trump said.
Venezuela’s descent into madness is of particular relevance to Santos, given that western Venezuela shares a near-1400-mile border with next-door neighbor Colombia.
The amount, and exact nature, of the assistance that Trump plans to provide Venezuela remains unclear at this time, but the words he expressed on that nation’s behalf sent a clear signal to its citizens that they will have the U.S. at their backs. As economic conditions have significantly deteriorated in the country, the mayhem has worsened; just recently, a man buying diapers for his baby and a teenager buying some flour for his family were both fatally shot by government forces, as the social chaos continues to blur the lines between looter and law-abiding citizen.
“A stable and peaceful Venezuela is in the best interest of the entire hemisphere. And America stands with all of the people in our great hemisphere yearning to be free,” said the president.
By Robert G. Yetman, Jr. Editor At Large