Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro warned Trump Sunday not to make mistake by pursuing dirty imperialist conspiracy against him or else the White House will be stained with blood.
In an interview with Spanish journalist Jordi Evole the leader said, “Why would you want a repeat of Vietnam?”
He added Trump’s hand will be covered in blood and he will leave presidency stained with blood.
Rejecting the call of European Union for elections Maduro said the country cannot accept ultimatums from anyone and the next elections will be held as scheduled for 2024.
Meanwhile, people in tens of thousands protested against him in capital Caracas demanding the president to step down from his second term.
Maduro came to power in 2013 after the death of his political mentor Hugo Chavez. In recent years the oil-rich South American nation is suffering from food shortages, hyperinflation and chronic insecurity.
About 3 million Venezuelans have fled the country and the number may cross 5 million in 2019, reveals UN estimations.
Maduro argued just about 800,000 people have fled overseas and he denied Venezuela is suffering from a humanitarian emergency.
He added the country is undergoing political and economic crisis.
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido self-declared himself as legitimate interim president on January 23. US, Canada and couple of Latin American countries are in support of his declaration while powerful countries like Russia, China and Turkey are backing Maduro.
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