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Charles Lane: Trump made right call on Venezuela, even if hes inconsistent

Jan 31, 2019 - St. Paul Pioneer Press (Minnesota)

President Donald Trump has launched a new push for democracy in Venezuela, and, for once, he enjoys support from governments in Europe and Latin America. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada whos hardly a Trump acolyte and even a significant number of Democratic lawmakers in Congress are also on board.

In the United States, criticism so far has come mainly from progressives such as Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., who tweeted: The US is sanctioning Venezuela for their lack of democracy but n...