UNITED NATIONS – Venezuela’s top diplomat says U.S. President Donald Trump acted “as if he were the world’s emperor” at the United Nations last week.
Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza spoke Monday at the U.N. General Assembly’s annual meeting of world leaders.
Last week, Trump told the assembly Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro was running a “corrupt regime.” Maduro responded from Caracas by calling Trump “the new Hitler” of international politics.
Venezuelan foreign minister Jorge Arreaza slams US president Donald Trump for behaving “as if he were emperor of the world” #UNGA pic.twitter.com/VRjROCpwNc
— AFP news agency (@AFP) 25 de septiembre de 2017
On Sunday, Trump signed an order that will bar certain Venezuelan government officials and their immediate families from entering the U.S.
Venezuela’s Supreme Court gutted the opposition-controlled congress in March. The ruling was later reversed. Recently, a new constitutional assembly composed entirely of government loyalists has gone after Maduro’s political opponents.
Tens of thousands of Venezuelans have fled the country’s political and economic turmoil.