Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro previosuly appealed to US citizens and asked them to support him and prevent the Trump administration from turning his “homeland into a Vietnam in Latin America”.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has shared a link to The New York Times’ article by Juan Guaido, the head of Venezuela’s opposition-led National Assembly, with the message: “America stands with the people of Venezuela”.
America stands with the people of Venezuela https://t.co/yT6h15rYsH
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) January 31, 2019
White House National Security Adviser John Bolton stated on Tuesday that Washington condemned Venezuelan prosecutors for threatening Guaido, and warned of “serious consequences for those who attempt to subvert democracy and harm” the opposition leader.Guaido’s self-proclaimed presidency was instantly recognised by the US, Canada, Israel, Georgia, Albania and a over a dozen South American countries, while Russia, China, Iran, Turkey, and several other nations consider Maduro to be the only legitimate president of Venezuela.