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Venezuelan Government Takes Offense To Trump's Speech, As Their People Starve

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The Venezuelan government on Tuesday said it would defend itself against the United States, after President Trump lambasted the country's socialist government at the United Nations.

In a statement, Venezuela's Ministry of Foreign Affairs accused the U.S. and its allies of threatening the country's sovereignty, and said it was prepared to defend its independence from the U.S.'s "racist government."

The statement came after Trump railed against the repressive government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro during a speech before the U.N. General Assembly in New York on Tuesday.

"Maduro has defied his own people, stealing power from his elected representatives to preserve his disastrous rule," Trump said, urging the U.N. to help the Venezuelan people “regain their freedom and recover their country and restore their democracy.”