Trump threatens Venezuela with ‘military option’


BEDMINSTER, N.J. (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday threatened a military intervention in Venezuela, a surprise escalation in Washington’s response to Venezuela’s political crisis.

“The people are suffering and they are dying. We have many options for Venezuela including a possible military option if necessary,” Trump told reporters.

Reporting by James Oliphant; Writing by Jason Lange in Washington; Editing by Toni Reinhold

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