The President of the United States, Donald Trump, has confirmed that “he could have lived” without recognizing the head of the Venezuelan National Assembly, Juan Guaidó, as the legitimate president of the South American country, and raised the possibility of Nicolás Maduro in one country see Turn to the public discourse that has been going on for the past year and a half.
Guaidó declared himself the “responsible president” of Venezuela in January 2019 and claimed that Maduro was not authorized to start a new mandate for the 2018 electoral fraud. Since then, it has been recognized by fifty countries, including the United States.
Former White House national security adviser John Bolton said in his memoirs that Trump regrets following his advice and recognizing Guaidó, which the president qualified in an interview with the Axios portal. “Not particularly,” he assured.
“I could have lived with (the recognition) and without it, but I was very firm about what was going on in Venezuela,” said Trump, who recalled that “Guaidó was elected.” “It doesn’t necessarily mean I was in favor of it,” he added.