President Donald Trump’s handling of personnel has been a constant Achilles heel for achieving his agenda. He has allowed many globalists into his administration, the latest being disgraced neocon warmonger Elliot Abrams who will handle relations with Venezuela as their socialist regime teeters on the brink of collapse.
.@SecPompeo announced today that Elliott Abrams will lead @StateDept efforts on #Venezuela to help the Venezuelan people fully restore democracy and prosperity to their country. #EstamosUnidosVE pic.twitter.com/iUFHnRhi8x
— Department of State (@StateDept) January 25, 2019
Russia Today reports on the horrifyingly bad record of Abrams going back to the Reagan administration and the Iran/Contra affair:
“As the Reagan administration’s assistant secretary of state for human rights in the 1980s, Abrams supported the US-backed dictators in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras in their campaigns of repression, including death squads. He was also involved in working with Iran to arming the US-backed rebels in Nicaragua, the infamous Iran-Contra scandal.
Abrams was eventually convicted of lying to Congress about Iran-Contra, but was pardoned right away by President George H.W. Bush. In the 1990s, Abrams became a founding member of the Project for a New American Century, a hawkish neoconservative think-tank.
He returned to the corridors of power in 2001, as a director on the National Security Council for President George W. Bush. He played a key role in the 2002 attempted coup in Venezuela against President Hugo Chavez, and was one of the architects of the 2003 Iraq war.”
Making matters even worse, Abrams is an avowed Never Trumper. He bashed the President throughout his 2016 campaign and even pined for Hillary Clinton to be in the White House!
Here’s what Trump’s new hire to run the Venezuela coup had to say about Trump: pic.twitter.com/yNCOjivAlZ
— Daniel McAdams (@DanielLMcAdams) January 25, 2019
Neoconservatives who support costly nation-building efforts overseas to enrich defense contractors at the expense of the taxpayer are certainly very happy about this appointment while everyone else groans in disgust at the hire.
The naming of Elliot Abrams as Special Envoy on Venezuela is great news. He is an tough & experienced foreign policy expert with a long history of supporting democracy, liberty & the national interest of the United States.
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) January 25, 2019
Pleased to hear that my good friend Elliott Abrams is rejoining State as Special Envoy for Venezuela. Welcome back to the fight. https://t.co/3W9J0VHIHb
— John Bolton (@AmbJohnBolton) January 26, 2019
Yet again, Trump has been played by the swamp. If there is anyone who could mess things up in Venezuela, it is Abrams who quite literally represents everything that Trump was elected to destroy. If Trump loses in 2020 to his Democratic challenger, it will be because of boneheaded mistakes like continuously hiring disgraced GOP establishment hacks like Abrams!