Everyone expected Trump to address countries with dictatorial regimes such as North Korea and Venezuela. He, of course, did address those nations and the brutal treatment of their people; however, he also managed to make a blunder of it.
Along with the name calling thrown at North Korea’s dictator Kim Jong-un, Trump also criticized Venezuela for being a socialist country. However, whatever positive response he thought he was going to get, he did not. It started out well enough after he received applause for calling on the United Nations to address the Venezuelan crisis. Trump was clearly humiliated and snickers could be heard from throughout the room. it was truly a historical embarassmwnt.
‘I ask every country represented here today to be prepared to do more to address this very real crisis. We call for the full restoration of democracy and political freedoms in Venezuela.’
However, that’s when he wanted to start talking about socialism.
‘The problem in Venezuela is not that socialism has been poorly implemented, but that socialism has been faithfully implemented.’
The problem with his comments is the fact that several nations in the United Nations have aspects of socialism in their governments or economies. Some of those nations also have a way of life that many in America would die for including Denmark, Finland, and Canada. Trump basically insulted all of those countries – all of which are allies of the United States. Of course, they aren’t going to applaud his remarks.
Everyone can agree Venezuela’s government is heading towards a communist government. According to Forbes:
‘Everything in Venezuela politics today uses the language of communism, from “collectives” to actual “communes” that are part of the executive branch. Sources in Caracas tell me that armed collectives keep the urban poor at bay, making it harder for them to join protesters in the streets. This has made it easier for PSUV to say that the opposition represents a bourgeoisie that does not have the poor’s interest in mind…
Venezuela is rebranding itself into a communist state. Maduro’s constituent assembly is just another step in that direction.’
You can watch Trump’s comments below.
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