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AP: Donald Trump Pressed for Invasion of Venezuela in 2017

HeadlineJul 05, 2018

President Donald Trump repeatedly asked senior White House advisers in 2017 about the possibility of a U.S. invasion of Venezuela, in a bid to depose President Nicolás Maduro and his government. That’s according to the Associated Press, which reported Trump’s suggestion in August of last year that the U.S. invade Venezuela stunned both then-National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster and then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. The report drew condemnation from President Maduro, who warned Venezuela’s military to remain vigilant, saying, “You cannot lower you guard for even a second.”

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