According to ANI news reports, a state televised network has quoted Maduro as saying that “Who is the commander of the armed forces, Donald Trump from Miami?”
While lashing out at Trump, Maduro said, “Who is the constitutional commander-in-chief? They believed with their arrogance and their contempt for us. They believed they own the country and Donald Trump believes he has the power to give orders and that the National Bolivarian Armed Forces will carry out his orders. It is an offence to dignity and to shame.”
According to reports, the remarks made by Maduro comes after Trump urged the Venezuelan military and citizens to stop supporting Maduro and support self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaido and allow the humanitarian aid to flow into the nation through Colombian border.
Meanwhile, Maduro, who had barred the entry of any aids from the US, has noted that about 300 tonnes of humanitarian assistance would be arriving soon from Russia in Venezuela.
Trump has on Monday, called Maduro a “Cuban puppet” who was “dramatizing the hyperinflations ad shortages of foods”.
While taking it to Twitter, Trump shared a video of his speech at the Florida International University in South Miami, where he said: “The military has blocked the US from moving tons of humanitarian aid airlifted in recent days to the Colombian border with Venezuela. The aid shipments have been meant in part to dramatize the hyperinflation and shortages of food and medicine that are gripping Venezuela.”
He added that the people are “starving while the handful of socialist Maduro regime keeps billions of dollars”, Maduro “is the puppet in the hands of the Cuban military”.