President Donald Trump offered Wednesday to meet with the Venezuelan president he has described as a dictator at the United Nations if it would save Venezuelan lives.
Trump was responding to comments made by Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro saying he was ready for a face-to-face meeting with Trump after being hit with additional sanctions that target his wife and others in his inner circle.
“I just want to see Venezuela straightened out,” Trump said when he arrived at the United Nations General Assembly Wednesday morning. “…If he’s here, if he wants to meet, I don’t know. It was not on my mind, it is not on my plate. But If I can help people, that’s what I’m here for.”
Trump added that Maduro “needs to act a lot more humanely. The people are suffering tremendously in Venezuela.”
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