Trump Wanted War with Venezuela Because “they have all that oil and they’re right on our back door.”

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So says Andrew McCabe in his book as told to him by an FBI agent present in a July 2017 intel briefing in the White House.

The Vox article that points to the book passage, and McCabe’s interview with Lawrence O’Donnell, during which he repeated the claim, points out that McCabe has had trouble with telling the whole truth on a couple of occasions, but I think this was right in character for the Hair Fuhrer:

“McCabe details what an FBI agent told him directly after briefing Trump. According to McCabe’s telling, the president reportedly derailed the meeting, which was supposed to be about Russian spies, by making unrelated comments about North Korea and other countries.

Then Trump brought up Venezuela: “That’s the country we should be going to war with,” Trump said, according to McCabe’s recounting. “They have all that oil and they’re right on our back door.”

McCabe expanded on this during a Tuesday night interview with MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell: “The president’s remarks to the room were along the lines of ‘I don’t understand why we’re not looking at Venezuela. Why are we not at war with Venezuela?’”

The Trump administration keeps saying “all options are on the table” when it comes to Venezuela, meaning a military option is still feasible. While it’s unlikely, it sure seems that war with Venezuela has been on the president’s mind for years — and it may be because he wants the oil.”

Nothing so excites a grifter and con artist quite so much as the prospect of acquiring something that belongs to someone else with little or no effort on their own part.

And what is truly frightening about this *Resident is that armed with foreknowledge of an impending conflict his reptilian brain would be working overtime on ways that he could gain financially from the deaths of U.S. soldiers and Venezuelans.

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