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Trump is giving up on regime change in Venezuela because it's complicated and he got bored, report says

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President Donald Trump is losing interest in Venezuela after a bid to remove President Nicolás Maduro failed and he clings to power, officials told the Washington Post.


In April, a US backed bid by the Venezuelan opposition to remove Maduro failed, when senior Venezuelan government and military officials reneged on promises to switch sides and instead stood by the president.


According to US officials who spoke to the Post, Trump had viewed the prospect of a US-backed toppling of Maduro as an "easy win," at a time when other foreign policy initiatives had stalled.


A former administration official speaking on condition of anonymity told the publication that Trump had always thought of Venezuela as "low-hanging fruit" on which he "could get a win and tout it as a major foreign policy victory."


Sounds about right.

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The amount of stuff that's going to come out in the next 10 to 20 years about this guy and his Presidency is going to be amazing... hopefully this will be an aberration because if we really start electing idiots as a rule, then we're fucked. I thought George W. Bush was about as low as we could go... holy shit was I wrong.

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