The American leader emphasized that, without much enthusiasm, he supported the opposition leader of Venezuela, Juan Guaido.
US President Donald Trump has allowed the opportunity of a personal meeting with the President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro. He stated this in an interview with Axios, which was published on June 21.
“I would perhaps think about it. Maduro would like to meet. And I never oppose meetings – you know, I rarely oppose meetings,” Trump pointed out.
The American leader is of the opinion that “you have very little to lose in meetings,” however, at the moment, he has refused negotiations with Maduro.
Trump also emphasized that he was not enthusiastic about the decision of his administration to support the Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido.
“I could live with it or without it, but I was very strongly against what is happening in Venezuela,” he said.
The comments of the President of the United States appeared after the publication of excerpts from the book of the former National Security Advisor John Bolton. The former official claims that Trump from the very beginning did not want to support Guaido and called him weak as a “child.”
According to Bolton, the American leader also said that it would be “cool” to invade Venezuela.
Recall that in late January, Maduro said he was ready for a direct dialogue with the United States.
As Correspondent.net reported, at the end of January 2019, mass protests against Nicolas Maduro began in Venezuela. Amid riots, opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself interim president of the country.
The USA, members of the Lima Group (with the exception of Mexico), the Organization of American States, and most EU countries recognized Guaido as the legitimate head of state.
Maduro was supported by Russia, Belarus, Bolivia, Iran, China, Cuba, Nicaragua, Syria, and Turkey.