One Problem with President Trump’s UN Speech Today

President Trump gave a rousing denunciation of socialism — in Venezuela and everywhere else — today at the United Nations but his concluding sentence was way off base. At the end of his speech he implored his audience to join in bringing democracy back to Venezuela.  But it was democracy that made Venezuela a socialist hellhole!  Venezuela came to democracy late (1958) and every president since then was a bigger Castro-loving communist than his predecessor, ending up with the odious tyrant Hugo Chavez and now his understudy Maduro.  What Venezuela needs is economic freedom –– capitalism — not more “democracy.”  Trump has apparently gone full neocon as far as his speech makers are concerned.  They tend to be economically illiterate democracy worshippers.


9:34 pm on September 25, 2018