Sec. of State Mike Pompeo said that Trump has the power to invade Venezuela with US troops as an option that is on the table.
Trump responded to the violence and crisis in Venezuela by threatening Cuba with a US embargo that already exists.
Remember last July when Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced sanctions against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Moros and his regime? At the time the Maduros regime was attempting to re-write Venezuela’s constitution to erode provisions enforcing democratic institutions in order to secure dictatorial powers for himself.
Mnuchin issued a statement last July 31 that, looking back, we can see contains language remarkably resonant with the recent behaviors of not just the Trump administration but, it is important to note, the current GOP regime itself. In this statement, Mnuchin said, “As President Trump said earlier this month, the strong and courageous actions by the Venezuelan people to stand for democracy, freedom, and the rule of law have been continually ignored by Nicolas Maduro who dreams of becoming a dictator. Yesterday’s illegitimate elections confirm that Maduro is a dictator who disregards the will of the Venezuelan people.”
Trump can continue to threaten to invade whichever country he's mad at on a given day, but he'll be doing so without the support his own party, the American people or the international community.
Donald Trump is now threatening to get the US involved in two wars by telling reporters that he hasn't ruled out a US military option in Venezuela.
During his appearance on Fox News Sunday, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) shut down host Chris Wallace's attempt to get him to agree with Republican talking points regarding the Keystone XL pipeline.