Washington Post Gives Platform to Maduro to Ask for ‘Dialogue’ with Trump

Breitbart | 1/20/2020 | Staff
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Venezuelan socialist dictator Nicolás Maduro told the Washington Post in an interview this weekend that he could see a future of “dialogue” with President Donald Trump, over a year since he ceased being the legal head of state of his country and after months of increasingly harsh sanctions on his violent regime.

The Washington Post refers to Maduro as “president” despite the Venezuelan constitution saying otherwise; the nation’s legislature triggered constitutional provisions to remove him after his last legal term expired in January 2019. It also refuses to recognize the legitimate constitutional president of the country, Juan Guaidó, who it refers to as an “opposition” leader.

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Interviewer Anthony Faiola described Maduro as “exuberant” and unquestioningly repeatedly denials from Maduro that he has close ties to both Marxist terrorist groups in Colombia like the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and Iran’s Hezbollah terrorist proxy organization. Faiola noted that the interview was “his first with a major U.S. media outlet since the day last February he abruptly pulled the plug on a Univision taping and ejected its journalists from the country” without noting he also arrested the journalists and confiscated the interview.

Univisión managed to use sources to retrieve the confiscated video of the interview, in which Maduro alleges that New Yorkers “eat garbage” as much as the starved residents of Caracas do.

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The Washington Post interview nonetheless revealed that U.S.-led international sanctions on Maduro appear to be working, enough for Maduro to request a chance at “dialogue” with Trump.

“If there’s respect between governments, no matter how big the United States is, and if there’s a dialogue, an exchange of truthful information, then be sure we can create a new type of relationship,” he told the Post. “A relationship of respect and dialogue brings a win-win situation. A confrontational relationship brings a lose-lose situation. That’s...
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