An opposition leader in Venezuela, Juan Guaido, has declared himself the head of state, and the United States has recognized him as the interim president. Canada followed suit.
“The people of Venezuela have courageously spoken out against Maduro and his regime and demanded freedom and the rule of law,” Trump said in a statement.
President @realDonaldTrump has officially recognized the President of the Venezuelan National Assembly, Juan Guaido, as the Interim President of Venezuela.
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) January 23, 2019
— Javier Blas (@JavierBlas) January 23, 2019
Today @POTUS announced the U.S. officially recognizes Juan Guaidó as the Interim President of Venezuela. To @JGuaido & the people of Venezuela: America stands with you & we will continue to stand with you until #Libertad is restored! pic.twitter.com/4W3hlGplql
— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) January 23, 2019
The citizens of Venezuela have suffered for too long at the hands of the illegitimate Maduro regime. Today, I have officially recognized the President of the Venezuelan National Assembly, Juan Guaido, as the Interim President of Venezuela. https://t.co/WItWPiG9jK
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 23, 2019
As a result, Maduro is breaking diplomatic relations with the US.
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) January 23, 2019
There is so much uncertainty right now. We’ll keep you updated as this continues to unfold.