Bolton: Trump Said It’d Be “Cool” To Invade Venezuela

The Insider report:

President Donald Trump claimed that it would be “cool” to invade Venezuela because the nation was “really part of the United States,” according to a new book by former national security adviser John Bolton.

In 2019, Trump expressed he would consider an outright quarantine or blockade of Venezuela in an effort to dispose of President Nicolas Maduro’s authoritarian reign over the country. “We seek a peaceful transition to power,” Trump said in 2019. “But all options are on the table.”

National security adviser H.R. McMaster, who immediately preceeded Bolton’s tenure, was reportedly present in the meeting. McMaster and other officials attempted to convince Trump that military action was tenuous and unpredictable.