LIVE: President Donald Trump’s Speech to the Venezuelan American Community in Miami Florida

Scheduled to begin at 4:30 pm

UPI

In an address to Miami’s Venezuelan-American community Monday, President Donald Trump will say forces loyal to Caracas leader Nicolas Maduro have two choices — pursue democracy or lose everything they have.

Trump is scheduled to speak at Miami’s Florida International University at about 4:30 p.m. EST in an invitation-only event coordinated by the White House. The president spent the weekend at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, about 65 miles north of Miami.

Bloomberg reported the Presidents’ Day speech at Florida International University will be a warning to Maduro’s regime to step down, and a rallying cry for exiled Venezuelans living in the United States.

In Florida, an estimated 36,000 people identify as Venezuelan and the majority live in the Miami area. They could comprise a critical voting bloc in the swing state in 2020.

Elliott Abrams, the U.S. envoy to Venezuela, told Congress this month “the current political and economic environment is unsustainable and [Maduro] will not be able to weather it much longer.” The position, in large part, is due to U.S. sanctions against state-owned oil giant Petroleos de Venezuela SA. The U.S. Treasury said it would consider lifting sanctions if steps are taken to “restore democratic order.”

 

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3 Responses to LIVE: President Donald Trump’s Speech to the Venezuelan American Community in Miami Florida

  1. lovely says:

    Exciting! I didn’t know that this was happening, thank you Stella.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. stella says:

    It is so smart to have Melania take the lead here.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. lovely says:

    Oh man! Ann Coulter is going to lose her mind!

    That was my first thought, my second thought was that Ann Coulter has become the Ocasio-Cortez of the republican party.

    Like

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