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NBC News 4 Feb 2020

President Donald Trump Calls Juan Guaido Venezuela's 'One True President'

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President Trump showed his support for opposition leader, Juan Guaidó calling him the "one true president" of Venezuela. Trump went on to say Nicolas Maduro is an "illegitimate leader" and that "All Americans are united with the Venezuelan people in their righteous struggle for freedom."


President Donald Trump delivers his 2020 State of the Union Address to a Joint Session of Congress.

President Trump declined to shake the hand of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi before his speech.

The speaker then did not include the customary introduction of: "I have the high privilege and distinct honor of presenting to you the president of the United States." Instead, she just said, "Members of Congress, the president of the United States."

After his address, Pelosi ripped up her copy of his speech.
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Moments ago, President Donald Trump met with Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno in the Oval Office at the White House.

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LEADERSHIP THROUGHOUT THE WORLD, WE ARE ONCE AGAIN STANDING UP
WE ARE ONCE AGAIN STANDING UP FOR FREEDOM IN OUR HEMISPHERE.
FOR FREEDOM IN OUR HEMISPHERE. THAT’S WHY MY ADMINISTRATION
THAT’S WHY MY ADMINISTRATION REVERSED THE FAILING POLICIES OF
REVERSED THE FAILING POLICIES OF THE PREVIOUS ADMINISTRATION ON
THE PREVIOUS ADMINISTRATION ON CUBA.
CUBA. WE ARE SUPPORTING THE HOPES OF
WE ARE SUPPORTING THE HOPES OF CUBANS, NICARAGUANS AND
CUBANS, NICARAGUANS AND VENEZUELANS TO RESTORE
VENEZUELANS TO RESTORE DEMOCRACY.
DEMOCRACY. THE UNITED STATES IS LEADING A
THE UNITED STATES IS LEADING A 59-NATION DIPLOMATIC COALITION
59-NATION DIPLOMATIC COALITION AGAINST THE SOCIALIST DICTATOR
AGAINST THE SOCIALIST DICTATOR OF VENEZUELA, NICOLAS MADURO.
OF VENEZUELA, NICOLAS MADURO. MADURO IS AN ILLEGITIMATE RULER,
MADURO IS AN ILLEGITIMATE RULER, A TYRANT WHO BRUTALIZES HIS
A TYRANT WHO BRUTALIZES HIS PEOPLE, BUT MADURO’S GRIP ON
PEOPLE, BUT MADURO’S GRIP ON TYRANNY WILL BE SMASHED AND
TYRANNY WILL BE SMASHED AND BROKEN.
BROKEN. HERE THIS EVENING IS A VERY
HERE THIS EVENING IS A VERY BRAVE MAN WHO CARRIES WITH HIM
BRAVE MAN WHO CARRIES WITH HIM THE HOPES, DREAMS, AND
THE HOPES, DREAMS, AND ASPIRATIONS OF ALL VENEZUELANS.
ASPIRATIONS OF ALL VENEZUELANS. JOINING US IN THE GALLERY IS THE
JOINING US IN THE GALLERY IS THE TRUE AND LEGITIMATE PRESIDENT OF
TRUE AND LEGITIMATE PRESIDENT OF VENEZUELA, JUAN GUAIDO.
VENEZUELA, JUAN GUAIDO. MR. PRESIDENT, PLEASE TAKE THIS
MR. PRESIDENT, PLEASE TAKE THIS MESSAGE BACK.
[ APPLAUSE ]
[ APPLAUSE ] THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. GREAT HONOR.
GREAT HONOR. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH. PLEADS TAKE THIS MESSAGE BACK,
PLEADS TAKE THIS MESSAGE BACK, THAT ALL AMERICANS ARE UNITED
THAT ALL AMERICANS ARE UNITED WITH THE VENEZUELAN PEOPLE IN
WITH THE VENEZUELAN PEOPLE IN THEIR RIGHTEOUS STRUGGLE FOR
THEIR RIGHTEOUS STRUGGLE FOR FREEDOM.
FREEDOM. THANK YOU VERY MUCH,

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