The son of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro threatened to “take the White House” with guns if the U.S. military intervened in the country, as President Trump considered Friday.
“If the U.S. soils the homeland, the rifles would come to New York and take the White House,” Nicolas Maduro Guerra said, according to Politico.
The White House is in Washington, D.C. and not New York.
Trump said Friday the U.S. has “many options for Venezuela.”
“And by the way I am not going to rule out a military option,” Trump added.
Trump’s comments came after the U.S. imposed sanctions on allies of the Venezuelan president for violating human rights and democratic norms.
The Trump administration had already imposed sanctions on Maduro, calling him a “dictator,” after he moved to consolidate his power as Venezuela suffers from shortages of food and medicine.
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