President Trump will meet with the Venezuelan opposition leader at the White House on Wednesday after calling Venezuelan President Maduro illegitimate in his Tuesday State of the Union address.
According to The Hill:
President Trump will meet with Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó at the White House on Wednesday.
The meeting comes after Guaidó attended Trump’s State of the Union Address on Tuesday evening, where he was recognized by the American president during the 90-minute address.
The United States has backed Guaidó as the interim president of Venezuela and declared its embattled leader President Nicolás Maduro illegitimate. The South American country is currently facing a humanitarian crisis.
“The visit is an opportunity to reaffirm the commitment of the United States to the people of Venezuela and to discuss how we can work with President Guaido to expedite a democratic transition in Venezuela that will end the ongoing crisis,” White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said in a statement Wednesday morning.
The White House confirmed that it will continue to work to remove the illegitimate dictator in Venezuela and restore Democracy.