Bolton dodges question on US support for Saudi, UAE dictators while discussing Venezuela | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Bolton dodges question on US support for Saudi, UAE dictators while discussing Venezuela

US National Security Adviser John Bolton has refused to answer a question about Washington’s long-running support for dictatorships around the world amid its push for regime change in Venezuela.

During an interview with CNN on Sunday, Jake Tapper, the host, confronted Bolton over his repeated calls to ouster Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, whom he calls a “dictator,” and questioned Washington's support for allied dictators in countries like Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

“I’d like to see as broad a coalition as we can put together to replace Maduro, to replace the whole corrupt regime, that’s what we are trying to do,” Bolton said.

When pressed, he invoked the Monroe Doctrine to claim that the administration of President Donald Trump would rather have a democratic Western hemisphere than worry about other parts of the world.

“This (Venezuela) is a country in our hemisphere,” he said. “It’s been the objective of American presidents going back to Ronald Reagan to have a completely democratic hemisphere.”

He did not explain why the US has been waging so many wars on the Eastern hemisphere, specifically in the Middle East, under the pretext of bringing democracy and ending what it called dictatorships.

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