The son of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, Nicolas Maduro Guerra, talks tough as he threatens to “take the White House” with guns should President Donald Trump exercise his option for a military intervention in Venezuela. Trump said on Friday that he is not ruling out that option against the country, which has increasingly been under intense pressure for its human rights abuses.
Maduro Guerra told Venezuelan media that: “If the U.S. soils the homeland, the rifles would come to New York and take the White House.”
Trump was quoted last Friday as commenting about Venezuela affairs: “And by the way, I am not going to rule out a military option.”
The President’s comments came after the U.S. issued sanctions on allies of Venezuelan president for violating human rights and democratic norms.
The Trump administration has called Maduro a “dictator” and has already imposed sanctions against him after he moved to consolidate his power as the world watches Venezuela suffer from food shortage and lack of medicine, and other basic essentials.
Nicolas Maduro Guerra’s statement against the White House, of course, can be construed as nothing more than just an empty threat. Venezuela can not do that, neither do they have the means to harm the tightly-guarded and well-secured White House. Maduro Guerra should also be informed that the White House is in Washington, D.C., and not New York. The President’s private, family-run Trump Tower is the one located in New York.
Maduro Guerra should know the basic “rule” that when one issues threats, for it to even invoke a modicum of fear in the hearts of his opponents, he should at the very least know his basic details such as the precise location of the White House he is “targeting.”
Nicolas Maduro Guerra is the 27-year-old only son of Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro. He is a politician in his country and holds multiple posts in his father’s government. He is currently detailed as Director General of Delegations and Presidential Instructions of the Vice President. He assumed that post in January this year. He has also previously been appointed by his father as coordinator of National Film School of Venezuela, and Head of Corps of Special Inspectors of the Presidency of the Republic- both posts he continues to hold for years now.