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Trump Said Invading Venezuela Would Be ‘Cool’ And Called Guaidó A ‘Kid’ In New Book

Susan Walsh

WASHINGTON — A new book by President Donald Trump’s former National Security Advisor says the president waffled on his decision to recognize Juan Guaidó as Venezuela’s legitimate leader over Nicolás Maduro within hours after the initial announcement went public in January 2019.

The forthcoming book by John Bolton, a high-ranking aide in multiple Republican presidencies whose hawkish foreign policy views in Latin America align with South Florida Republicans, presents the president as inconsistent on Venezuela policy in excepts released Wednesday.

At one point, Trump said invading Venezuela would be “cool” and that the South American nation was “really part of the United States,” according to Bolton’s account.

Read more at our news partner the Miami Herald.

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