The president of the United States, Donald Trump, visited the headquarters of the Southern Command in Miami this Friday where he received the update and results of the anti-narcotics operations that are being developed in the waters of the Caribbean and near the Venezuelan coast.
“We have the situation under control, we know what we are doing, and I want to thank the Southern Command and Mario Diaz Balart for their work in this area,” the U.S. president said at the high-level meeting with military and local authorities.
On the Venezuelan crisis, Trump said his administration is fighting to free the South American country from the tyranny of Nicolas Maduro.
“There are incredible people in Venezuela. We are fighting to free Venezuela, to free Cuba,” Trump said.
On the other hand, U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said that because of Nicolas Maduro’s regime and other bad actors linked to drugs, “the United States is affected by drug trafficking, as are the people of Venezuela.”
“Many of the profits from this drug trafficking support Maduro’s regime,” he ended.