Currently, Trump is under fire over his telephonic conversation with Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelensky, during which he requested Zelensky to launch probe into Joe Biden – a leading democratic candidate challenging the US president in the 2020 US presidential election.
“I wasn’t surprised, because that’s what Donald Trump does every day against Venezuela,” said Maduro, who is also under pressure of Washington and its Western allies to step down.
Maduro blamed Trump and Mike Pompeo, the US secretary of state, for targeting foreign officials and leaders with threats of blocking loans and withdrawing aid as an attempt to ratchet up pressure on him to resign, according to Reuters.
Addressing a media conference in capital Caracas, the Venezuelan leader said: “Donald Trump should have a thousand impeachments against him for the thousand calls and thousand acts of extortion he has carried out against governments to harm Venezuela.”
According to some experts, they believe the impeachment inquiry against Trump would behave as a roadblock to his international efforts, including in the matter of Maduro.
“What is going to change towards Venezuela? Nothing. Because that is the policy of the empire,” said Maduro, adding, “They believe Latin America and the Caribbean is their backyard and belongs to them … If they checked all (Trump’s) calls in the last year, they would find enough evidence to prove the abuse of power against noble Venezuela.”
Both the European Union (EU) and the US have slapped new sanctions against Venezuela. Maduro said we laughed at EU sanctions, as they don’t bother us.