President Trump has had enough of the Maduro dictatorship in Venezuela. Under Nicolas Maduro, citizens are being starved and denied basic rights. Some of his opponents are even being jailed. It's time to answer his cruel leadership with some economic sanctions, Trump declared Friday via an executive order.
JUST IN: Press Sec.: Pres. Trump "has signed an Executive Order imposing strong, new financial sanctions on the dictatorship in Venezuela." pic.twitter.com/KSlFZ5LPuJ— ABC News (@ABC) August 25, 2017
We've chronicled the horrors that have transpired in the wake of the socialist government policies in Venezuela. Citizens are suffering from energy shortages, a lack of medical supplies, malnutrition, etc. Desperate Venezuelans have responded to the crisis by looting and even killing and eating dogs, cats, and pigeons to survive.
Trump has the full support of his vice president.
.@POTUS action will protect the US financial system from complicity in Venezuela's corruption and impoverishment of their people.— Vice President Pence (@VP) August 25, 2017
American "will not stand by as Venezuela crumbles," Pence added.