President Trump calls for end of socialist rule in Venezuela

Posted at 7:20 PM, Feb 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-18 19:21:56-05

MIAMI, Fla. — President Donald Trump called for an end to the socialist rule in Venezuela, declaring that socialism in the Western Hemisphere is now in its “twilight hour.”

The President delivered a speech to a crowd of mostly Venezuelan Americans on the campus of Florida International University in Miami.

President Trump also called for dictator Nicolas Maduro to step down and for Venezuelan troops to allow humanitarian aid from the U.S. into the country.

“They are risking their lives and risking their future for a man controlled by the Cuban military.” The president said.

The President also welcomed on stage the mother of Oscar Perez, who was shot and killed by Venezuelan Police after staging a protest against the government.

President Trump also expressed support for Juan GuaIdo, who declared himself the new interim leader of Venezuela last month.