One thing the left is not talking about how Trump is willing to fight along side with the Venezuelan human rights champion and freedom fighter Lilian Tintori.
While Trump’s Twitter account has had the reputation for coming across as “undiplomatic” and “unpresidential,” Trump tweeted on February 15, “Venezuela should allow Leopoldo Lopez, a political prisoner & husband of Lilian Tintori (just met with Marco Rubio) out of prison immediately.” Trump, Vice President Pence, Tintori, and Rubio are posed for a photo together in the White House.
Leopoldo Lopez is a Venezuelan activist, economist, and former Mayor of the Chacao district in Caracas.
On February 12, 2014, Lopez led a peaceful opposition movement called the Popular Will movement against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s regime. He led a group of students to fight for free speech. Three students were shot and killed that day and he was arrested. Lopez was given a 13-year prison sentence under maximum security.
A month after his arrest, he wrote an op-ed in the New York Times called “Venezuela’s Failing State.” He called out the Maduro regime on the corruption that has economically crippled the Venezuelan economy. Lopez believes that as long as there is silence about the deep roots of corruption, corruption will continue to thrive.
Three years later and Venezuela is still suffering. People are dying of starvation in a country with lucrative natural resources because of the years of communist policies from Chavez and Maduro’s regimes. While Lopez is serving out his sentence, his wife dutifully carries on his fight. The activist uses her husband’s arrest as a testimony of a corrupt regime and demands for his freedom.
Trump, the left’s painted enemy of the Latino community, is fighting against Latin American corruption in his demand for the freedom of Leopoldo Lopez. Thousands of Venezuelans suffer every day under the iron fist of an evil dictator. Venezuela is not the only country that’s suffering. Corruption is the lifeline for corrupt Latin American dictators, like Raul Castro, former Argentinian president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, former Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff, and Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa.
As much as the mainstream media has continued to pit Latinos against Trump, Trump is the one who’s standing with the oppressed people and calling for action instead of enabling the corrupt dictators continue to take away freedom.