— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 15, 2017
The WSJ editorial board Trump’s Best Tweet. He speaks up for freedom in Venezuela, unlike his predecessor.
Taking no chances of anyone noticing, the Maduro government on Wednesday shut down CNN En Español, the nation’s last remaining source of independent news.
But President Trump noticed. That tweet demanding the release of Leopoldo López belies Mr. Trump’s reputation for being soft on authoritarian leaders. On Monday the Trump Treasury Department put Venezuelan Vice President Tareck El Aissami on its sanctions list for allegedly aiding drug traffickers.