Donald Trump confessed that he tried to seize oil from Venezuela during his presidency and generated controversy in the South American country

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Trump reveals intentions to keep Venezuelan oil

Former US President Donald Trump recently made statements regarding Venezuela and his intentions to keep their oil during his administration. While speaking to his supporters, Trump claimed that Venezuela was on the brink of collapse when he left office and that he could have taken over the oil. He accused the current US government of buying oil from the dictator and making him richer.

During his term, Trump recognized Juan Guaidó as interim president, and this move was supported by the US along with other 60 countries. Venezuela responded by expelling the US charge d’affaires, James Story. The former president also repeatedly warned of the overthrow of Chavismo in 2019, largely due to the critical situation of the government of Nicolás Maduro.

Chavismo supporters denounce Trump’s statements for confirming their suspicions of US intentions to invade Venezuela. Foreign Minister Yván Gil called out Trump’s confession on Twitter, accusing the US of trying to steal Venezuelan resources.

US Sanctions against Venezuela and Oil

Since 2017, the United States and its oil industry have imposed sanctions on Venezuela, making it hard to sell their oil regularly. However, with Joe Biden’s new government, licenses are now granted for its commercialization.

Trump defends himself against classified documents charges

The former US President Donald Trump takes center stage as the front-runner for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination. He portrays himself as a victim before his followers in the first rally held in Georgia this Saturday. Trump defended himself against the charges of taking dozens of boxes with classified documents to his Florida mansion, calling it a “witch hunt” and accusing Joe Biden’s Justice Department of unfair treatment.

According to the indictment made public on Friday, June 9, the boxes Trump took with him when he left the White House included US nuclear secrets. These documents contained information on the defense capabilities of the United States and foreign countries and US nuclear programs.

Trump accuses Biden of announcing that he will run for re-election in 2024, but he has not yet positioned himself on Trump’s new indictment, as he had already been indicted in March of this year in New York for a case of tax fraud.

The Appearance of Trump

During his appearance on Saturday, Trump’s supporters wore red Trump caps and cheered him, but they booed when referring to the US president, Joe Biden. Trump’s appearance was the first since the revelation of the charges against him for mishandling classified material. The indictment, made public on Friday, includes thirty-seven charges for the alleged commission of seven federal crimes.

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