Venezuela has descended into total chaos as the country’s impoverished population grows increasingly frustrated with its socialist government, but Rachel Maddow has a different theory altogether on why there’s unrest.
Maddow, who’s praised by the left for being a Rhodes Scholar, has been pushing Russian conspiracy theories about President Trump for months now, and in keeping with her blame Trump for everything mantra, she somehow found a way to pin the situation in Venezuela on the new president.
No, seriously. She associated the chaos with a donation made to the Trump campaign from the nation’s oil company while completely ignoring the fact the government controls everything because it’s the socialist utopia that liberals want to create in America.
The video is below, if you can stand this much stupidity in such a short amount of time:
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“There have been weeks and weeks and weeks of rioting and violent protests,” says Maddow. “And now today, Venezuelans are enraged anew by this brand new FEC filing from the White House, which shows … while Venezuelans have been rioting in the streets, while there have been acute food shortages and medicine shortages in Venezuela.”
As Maddow continues, she does not mention the government’s socialist policies, and overreaching regulations that have lead[sic] to much of the country’s shortages of everything from food to medicine. Nor does Maddow mention the government’s seizure of businesses, including a GM car plant, that were forced to halt operations, costing thousands of jobs.
“This is a country that should be a rich country, but people have literally been starving in Venezuela,” she continued. “Somehow in the midst of this incredible economic and political crisis in Venezuela, Venezuela’s state-run oil company somewhere found a half-million dollars to donate to the very, very, very inexplicably over-funded Trump inauguration.”
So there you have it. In the eyes of this Rhodes Scholar, Venezuela’s unrest is due to Trump and a donation made to his campaign, and it has absolutely nothing to do with the years of famine and poverty inflicted upon the Venezuelan people by its out of control, socialist government.
Now here I thought Rhodes Scholars were supposed to be smart?