President Trump has suggested to national security officials that the U.S. should station Navy ships along the Venezuelan coastline to prevent goods from coming in and out of the country, according to 5 current and former officials who have either directly heard the president discuss the idea or have been briefed on Trump’s private comments. Report informs citing the Axios.
“He literally just said we should get the ships out there and do a naval embargo,” one source who heard the president’s comments in private told Axios. “Prevent anything going in.”
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.