Pres. Trump Rejects Maduro Phone Call

In this photo released by Miraflores Press Office, Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro shows his ballot after casting a vote for a constitutional assembly in Caracas, Venezuela on Sunday, July 30, 2017. Maduro asked for global acceptance on Sunday as he cast an unusual pre-dawn vote for an all-powerful constitutional assembly that his opponents fear he’ll use to replace Venezuelan democracy with a single-party authoritarian system. (Miraflores Press Office via AP)

August 12. 2017

OAN Newsroom

President Trump decides not to take a phone call with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

The controversial South American leader had previously asked to meet with the president during a political event.

A White House statement said President Trump would only agree to speak with Maduro when democracy is restored in Venezuela.

This comes after President Trump delivered a strong message to the troubled socialist nation on Friday to give up the path of dictatorship.

“We have many options for Venezuela,” said President Trump. “And, by the way, I’m not going to rule out a military option. This is our neighbor. We are all over the world and we have troops all over the world in places that are very, very far away. Venezuela is not very far away and the people are suffering, and they are dying.”

Venezuela has been rocked by civil unrest in recent years after a crash in oil prices devastated the country’s economy

  • All American

    The world rejects Maduro for anything other than corrupt and self indulged.
    Self-indulgent : indulging one’s own desires, passions, whims, etc., especially without restraint = Maduro

  • This vermin doesn’t deserve the time of day!

  • DJLugoff

    That was a great move!

  • Hub

    His choice not to engage in phone discussions may have been driven by real concerns about the probability that the transcript would be selectively leaked to the press by anti-Trump forces in the intelligence community.

    Leaks deprive the president of the ability to collect intelligence first hand. The coup players know the value of their power, but Trump just cut them off at the knees.

  • Donald York

    The people of the US are represented by a good leader now, so; no, Mr. Presidente, you cannot bargain with our President. We just got rid of Obama, and he was trying very hard to be the dictator you are.
    If you don’t know how to lift your country up, step down !

  • AllAmericanTDS

    God Bless America and President Trump!

  • Deplorable Phytomorphogenesis

    We know some Venezuelans who are NOT going back home.
    The reason is crystal clear.
    That obese & overweight alicia machado must thank President Trump for her Miss Universe win in 1996, turning the witch “American”, who still speaks rotten English.
    Venezuelans, your oil $ have been stolen by some despicable politicians.

  • John P

    Republicans in Congress Nee’d to Start Standing Up to The Obstructionists on the Democratic side and Demand Investigations into The Clinton’s ,James Comey, Susan Rice,Loretta lLynch and Barack Obama’s Illegal Activities. They also need to Fire Robert Mueller because of Conflicts and Lawyers he hired that were Donors to Hillary Clinton’s Campaign and Conflict with James Comey. They may not be happy that President Trump won the Election but the American People Voted Him In and They cannot Stand by and let the Corrupt Dems in Congress have their Double Standard With the Law,

    • Will Killyou

      The republican Neocons ARE THE DEMOCRATS! We need to vanquish them and stand behind trump!

    • Merde_de_Tete

      What’s with the copious use of capitals? It detracts from your comment and make it difficult to read.

    • All American

      Or soon they will be gone🇺🇸

  • John P

    Please take note on what is going on in Venezuela because the Democratic Party and the Deep State agenda is trying to do the same thing. They brand Republicans and Conservatives and Independents who Do Not Agree With Their Progressive Agenda and call us Racists,and The Party of Hate when in Fact the Democratic Party is the Party of Hate and Racial Divide slinging Their Fascist Agenda. (Control Of The People) They are also the Party of The Rich.

  • Angel Ramon Alvarado Jr.

    Maduro, ex-bus driver, driving a once great nation, down a cliff!

    • XDS.45

      Obama, Community organizer drove the USA down a cliff for 8yrs, another lawyer sure won’t help!

  • Bwa-hahahahaha…this is what Venezuela voted for…Socialism forever.

    Too bad the oil money ran out.

  • R A.

    Looks like he’s holding up a gram of cocaine

    • AllAmericanTDS

      He is

  • Barry Soetoro-Chin

    Why would the Leader of the Free World meet with a communist thug?

    Maduro lied, cheated and stole Venezuela’s election.

    • AllAmericanTDS

      DemocRATS will

      • All American

        They need the cocaine

  • River

    Ahem….I would suggest no further phone calls to or from anyone in the White House until the “renovations” are complete. ;-D

    • AllAmericanTDS

      Stupid comment

      • All American

        Not

    • All American

      Right

  • TexanForever

    Trump is playing this well. Don’t give the Commie bastard the time of day.

    Can’t help but think Muzz Obama put him in power.
    .

    • AllAmericanTDS

      And called often

  • donnieboy64

    that guy with three islamic names would have had him over for mid-night basketball and a ride on his girls bike.

  • Dens

    Good. Our President should not even acknowledge the existence of the wanna be Kim Jong Un of South America. Maduro is a Communist thug propped up by Cuba in exchange for Cuba’s plundering the Venezuelan people’s oil resources. While the Venezuelan and Cuban people live in poverty Maduro and his Cuban masters in Havana live in palatial grandeur at the expense of their unfortunate people all the while espousing the wonders of Communism which has been shown to be a total failure wherever it has been forced upon it’s victims. One has to wonder if Maduro had Castro’s permission to use the phone.

  • R A.

    o’Bama would have invited him to the white house for some Schlitz Malt Liquor and Newports.

    • Ray

      And a hooker? LOL

      • wildfire1944

        Moochelle could be the trany hooker.

        • Ray

          Not even with your’s. 🙂

  • Ray

    Good move, you can’t negotiate with terrorists and dictators.

    • Robert Adams

      Too bad Obama didn’t take that stance.

      • Ray

        He wasn’t capable. You need balls and our current President has them.

      • glnman

        Obama – Pffft! The loser of the millennium! In life’s lottery Obama bet on a spine and lost big time. To console himself I think he made himself known around the Chicago bathhouses. If he couldn’t have a spine he could have his pork packed. Of course I could be completely wrong – he could be the worlds savior and just no one knew it right?

      • landwell

        They are Obama’s fellow travelers.

      • Diane Coto

        No. He just apologized to them for the US. He got his red line crossed and didn’t do a dang thing about it.

        • All American

          Yes he moved the line several times! Hahahaha

      • Dalsaint

        Obama did nothing look at NK and Venezuela how they are today. Trump has to clean up the mess obama made. How the hell did that dude get elected to two terms?

        • Robert Adams

          Just look at Illinois politics, left or right. Corruption.

        • All American

          Biden stood on the sidelines waiting for the “freedom” award! Freedom to do nothing⬇️

        • Javanne

          The GOP was its own worst enemy and fielded candidates who ran inept campaigns.

    • Bill Jr

      Well They Can Be Negotiated Into A Cell or Grave Without Too Much Difficulty!

  • Well done, Mr. Trump!!

    • Margaret Keller

      amen

    • AllAmericanTDS

      Airborne!

  • Donald J. Olson

    … more goes into leading up to this situation than a decline in oil prices, as the real blame would be a government, business, and social construct that is strategically positioned for economic disaster. Socialism is a horrible lifestyle … eventually.

    • AllAmericanTDS

      I’ve seen it first hand, it’s very horrible. Unless you’re the one in power