- Trump Advisor Calls on Venezuelan Military, Central Bank to Join Opposition
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The national security advisor to US President Donald Trump, John Bolton, late Saturday called on the Venezuelan military and on employees of the country’s Central Bank to side with the opposition amid the ongoing political crisis.
“To the Venezuelan military high command, now is the time to stand on the side of the Venezuelan people. It is your right and responsibility to defend the constitution and democracy for Venezuela! […] Venezuelan Central Bank employees and other bankers should accept [interim] President [Juan] Guaido’s amnesty now rather than be held accountable for plundering the country’s wealth”, Bolton tweeted.
Bolton — a known military hawk appointed by Trump to advise on matters of national security — posted a link to a Bloomberg article claiming that “tensions inside the [Central] bank are brewing” and a link to a video allegedly showing police officers leaving the scene of an anti-governmental rally in the northwestern Venezuelan city of Barquisimeto after refusing to arrest anti-Maduro protesters.