Graham: Trump Likes The Idea Of Using ‘Military Force’ In Venezuela

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January 28, 2019 8:21 am
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President Donald Trump mused about the idea of using “military force” to help bolster the U.S.’ current attempt to mold regime change in Venezuela via diplomatic and economic methods, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) told Axios Sunday.

“What do you think about using military force?” Graham relayed that the President asked him.

“And I said, ‘Well, you need to go slow on that, that could be problematic,’” Graham remembered.

“And he said, ‘Well, I’m surprised, you want to invade everybody,’” Trump replied, prompting Graham to laugh and say “I don’t want to invade everybody, I only want to use the military when our national security interests are threatened.”

As Axios points out, the lack of defense officials left who push back against Trump’s instincts coupled with a string of domestic failures may be prompting the President to look overseas for possible wins.

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