This makes sense.
Juan Guaidó was a guest of honor at the 2020 State of the Union Address. It is too much to ask of Washington to focus on rebuilding our own country.
“Trump administration officials are discussing whether to renew their unsuccessful campaign to oust Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro by persuading some ruling party members to temporarily share power with opposition leaders, according to people familiar with the matter.
The U.S. pursued a similar strategy last year — endorsed by opposition leader Juan Guaido, president of the Venezuelan National Assembly — that included a failed uprising on April 30. But some of the officials think they may have a better chance of success now as new sanctions kick in, the people said. …
Trump repeatedly has reaffirmed his commitment to ousting Maduro. In his State of the Union speech earlier this month, Trump promised to break Maduro’s “grip of tyranny” as Guaido, who’s recognized by the U.S. and almost 60 other nations as head of state, watched in the gallery.”
What is the “America First” foreign policy?
It is giving Israel everything it wants in the Middle East. It is regime change meddling and ops in Iran, Venezuela and Hong Kong. It is expanding NATO and ratcheting up tensions with Russia. It is a new Cold War with China. It is assassinating foreign leaders with Reaper drones. It is renting the troops out to Saudi Arabia and backing its war in Yemen.
We’ve seen enough to project the future of the Trump administration. In their elderly years, the Boomers wanted and got a nostalgic encore of the Reagan administration. It wasn’t in any sense a time of transformative change or electoral realignment. It was a dream state during which the country continued browning and neoliberalism was deepened and the old and the wealthy became richer than ever. The culture only continued to rot underneath the surface.
It will be remembered as the last gasp of Boomer conservatism.
Note: It is easier for me to imagine the Trump amnesty of 2022 than almost anything else in a Trump second term.