Venezuela's embattled president, Nicolas Maduro, is rejecting President Donald Trump's call for a new day in Venezuela and comparing the tone of the American president's speech in Miami to that of a Nazi.
Trump said Monday that the US stands behind opposition leader Juan Guaido and condemns Maduro and his government's socialist policies.
Trump pleaded with Venezuela's military to support Guaido and warned of dire consequences for standing with Maduro.
Maduro responded to Trump in comments broadcast on state television. He accused the US president of speaking in an "almost Nazi style" and lashed out at Trump for thinking he can deliver orders to Venezuela's military.
Maduro said, "Who is the commander of the armed forces, Donald Trump from Miami?" and added, "They think they're the owners of the country."
Australian Associated Press