Socialism Sucks! Trump Refuses to Speak with Venezuelan President on the Phone

Can we all agree that socialism sucks?

Okay great. If you answered yes to that question then you are probably a very intelligent person, or at least someone who is intelligent enough to sees the devastating effects that a socialistic government has on their people…Venezuela for example. If you answered no to that question, then you probably voted for Bernie Sanders and you should probably be in your safe space.

President Donald Trump realizes that socialism is a joke and has asked Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro several times to reevaluate how the country is ran. He does not want to see Venezuela oppressed by Maduro and his regime anymore! However, the South American president did not heed Trump, and was therefore denied a call on Friday. 

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said, “Since the start of this Administration, President Trump has asked that Maduro respect Venezuela’s constitution, hold free and fair elections, release political prisoners, cease all human rights violations, and stop oppressing Venezuela’s great people.”

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She asserted, “The Maduro regime has refused to heed this call, which has been echoed around the region and the world. Instead Maduro has chosen the path of dictatorship.”

Sanders continued, “The United States stands with the people of Venezuela in the face of their continued oppression by the Maduro regime,” she added. “President Trump will gladly speak with the leader of Venezuela as soon as democracy is restored in that country.”

The Hill reports:

Trump said Friday that he had not ruled out possible military action in Venezuela in response to growing political and social turmoil in the country.

It is not clear if Maduro requested the phone call with Trump before or after the president’s remarks. A White House spokeswoman did not immediately return The Hill’s request for comment.

Shortly after Trump raised the possibility of a military solution in Venezuela Friday, the Pentagon issued a statement saying that it hadn’t received orders regarding Venezuela.

Perhaps Maduro will change his way of ruling and then try again. He has already destroyed his nation enough. What does he have to lose?

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