The President of the United States, Donald Trump, presented his State of the Union address to the US Congress on Tuesday.
During his speech, Trump welcomed the President (E) of the Republic, Juan Guaidó and reiterated his commitment in the fight against Nicolas Maduro’s dictatorship.
“Here tonight is a very brave man who carries with him the hopes and dreams of all Venezuelans. He is with us in the gallery, the true and legitimate president of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó,” Trump said.
As the U.S. president made reference to Guaidó, Democratic and Republican representatives, military officials and special guests gave Guaidó a standing ovation.
“The U.S. is leading a diplomatic coalition with 59 nations against Venezuela’s socialist dictator Nicolas Maduro. Maduro is an illegitimate ruler, a tyrant who martyrs his people but Maduro’s tyranny will be destroyed,” Trump reiterated.
The U.S. president asked Guaidó to convey the message of support to all Venezuelans in the country who are suffering the consequences of the humanitarian crisis that the regime is promoting.
President Guaidó is the first Venezuelan president to attend the State of the Union address in the U.S.