Rachel Maddow tries to connect protests in Venezuela to (wait for it!) Donald Trump

Rachel Maddow tries to connect protests in Venezuela to (wait for it!) Donald Trump
Streets of Venezuela (Image: YouTube screen grab via MSNBC)

How desperate is the Left to defame and — in their wildest dreams — unseat President Donald Trump? Ask MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow.

Last night, Maddow did a segment on the unspeakable humanitarian crisis in Venezuela whose people have endured food shortages so severe that they were eliterally eating scraps from garbage cans until the “supplies” began to dwindle last month. LU has extensively chronicled the decline in the quality of life in that South American nation under the clenched fist of “President” Nicola Maduro, who assumed control after the death of his boss, Hugo Chavez in 2013.

If Venezuela is a microcosm of anything at all it is the tendency of socialism to breed dictatorships. That is not, however, the message that Maddow has taken away from the fever pitch that the popular revolt there has finally reached. Here, rather, is what she had to say about the riots and their cause. The relevant portion of the 7-minute commentary begins at around 5:23:

Yes, you heard right. Maddow believes that a $500,000 donation to the Trump inauguration fund by the head of a state-run Venezuelan oil company is a factor in the unrest. Never mind that Trump’s predecessor was a friend and supporter of Hugo Chavez.

Fraternal affection. Obama and Chavez meet in April 2009. (Image via VenezuelaAnalysis.com)

It is worth recalling a portion of Obam’s eulogy for the despot:

At this challenging time of President Hugo Chavez’s passing, the United States reaffirms its support for the Venezuelan people and its interest in developing a constructive relationship with the Venezuelan government. As Venezuela begins a new chapter in its history, the United States remains committed to policies that promote democratic principles, the rule of law, and respect for human rights.

By the way, lest you think that Rachel Maddow has been dismissed as a kook, her ratings have shot up dramatically since the election of President Trump.

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer.


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