Venezuela's Maduro Accuses Trump of 'Sabotaging' His Sham Legislative Elections

Venezuela's Maduro Accuses Trump of 'Sabotaging' His Sham Legislative Elections


Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro on Tuesday accused President Donald Trump of attempting to “sabotage” upcoming legislative elections, which Maduro convened for December despite not legally being president of Venezuela for over a year.

According to Maduro, ongoing attempts by former presidential candidate and opposition personality Henrique Capriles Radonski to persuade the country to participate in elections — which Capriles bizarrely walked back on in an interview on Tuesday — are part of a plan coordinated by Trump himself to delay them for political gain.

“The government of Donald Trump gave the order to sabotage the parliamentary elections in Venezuela, but it seems that, step by step, another national, sovereign opposition is emerging,” Maduro said during a military award ceremony on Tuesday, without providing any evidence for the claim.

“Capriles and his buddy [President Juan] Guaidó personalize everything, but they do not realize that it is not Maduro, it is the people.

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