Four years of recession and the world’s highest inflation have plunged millions of Venezuelans into poverty under President Nicolas Maduro’s authoritarian socialist regime.
Amid desperate food shortages, towns and cities across Venezuela face an outbreak of looting and mob violence. Angry about empty supermarket shelves and soaring prices, some people are breaking into warehouses. They’re ransacking food trucks and invading outlying farms. Further, hungry mobs are even slaughtering cattle grazing in fields, as unrest over food shortages spread through the country.
Venezuelan citizens are said to be eating their pets. But their government doesn’t care.
What they do care about is making Donald Trump look bad. According to this report by Breitbart, Venezuela may be funding the invasion of America:
Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday said Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández told him that the migrant caravan marching toward the U.S.-Mexico border is “financed by Venezuela.”
.@costareports asks @VP Mike Pence about @realDonaldTrump’s claim that unknown Middle Easterners had infiltrated the migrant caravan heading to the U.S. border. “It’s inconceivable that there are not people of Middle Eastern descent,” Pence said. pic.twitter.com/7CRmyggfHGtake our poll - story continues below
— Washington Post Live (@PostLive) October 23, 2018
Pence made the allegation while defending President Donald Trump’s assertion that Middle Easterners make up a part of the 7,000-strong caravan in an interview with Washington Post national political reporter Robert Costa.
The Vice President then revealed that Hernández told him that “leftist groups” from the Central American country organized the caravan, “financed by Venezuela” to “challenge our sovereignty, challenge our border.”
Talk about putting politics ahead of people!
What could Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro possibly hope to accomplish? Does she really think a few thousand brown people will break the back of the strongest economy on the planet?
Maduro called Pence “crazy” and “extremist” for accusing his government of financing the mob of migrants heading toward the U.S. border.
Admittedly, the notion does sound crazy. But it’s exactly the type of thing a Leftist like Maduro would try. Something so maniacal, it makes sense to him.
But if he is testing the resolve of America’s best president EV-ER, he will certainly find that “Trump don’t play!”