Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro attempts to curry favor with his people by slamming Donald Trump and Mike Pence. No reporter narration.
(ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION) While U.S. Vice President Mike Pence travels to Latin America tamping down concern over his boss's threat of possible military action in Venezuela, the country's leader Nicolas Maduro sought to capitalize on local outrage by holding an "anti-imperialist" protest on Monday (August 14). Maduro did not mince words during the rally at the end of the march saying Washington's plans to isolate Venezuela and that "imperialism has entered a phase of desperation,' and declaring President Donald Trump would, "fail even worse than Bush and Obama did with Venezuela." Trump's comments may prove a political lifeline for the unpopular Maduro. Like his predecessor and mentor, the late Hugo Chavez, Maduro says the country must be unified by socialism in order to defend against a U.S. invasion aimed at stealing Venezuela's vast oil resources.