Donald Trump likes to boast about his “from sea to shining sea” border wall.
When he said that, though, he wasn’t counting on Nancy Pelosi coming back into power.
The only thing about Venezuela that interests Trump is their oil, but Trump has ceded to Little Marco Rubio the task of pushing back against Nicolas Maduro bigtime. Rubio’s South Florida hosts hundreds of thousands of people who have fled Venezuela because of Maduro and Hugo Chavez.
Maduro, who is addicted to power and to wearing his colorful sash, prevented many opposition candidates from running against him for the presidency. So now, he's pretty much without power in Venezuela except that most of his armed forces are still supporting him, for a few more days, maybe, if he’s lucky.
Maduro is increasingly isolated by his neighbors, and now Israel, the UK, France, and Germany, and even the United States, are supporting National Assembly Presidient Juan Gerardo Guaidó Márquez.
All this is why associate solitary reporter Sylvania Juguete was not surprised to see Maduro, in all his manifest machismo, jumping over Trump’s nineteen foot high border wall at San Ysidro, in San Diego.
“Tengo una gran puntuacion para resolver con Trump" (“I have a big score to settle with Trump”), Maduro said, as he was confronted by Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, wearing her fashionable Border Control fatigues, and Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker.
As Nielsen and Whitaker put handcuffs on Maduro, he begged for political asylum, saying, “Se amable conmigo porque solo quiero ser parte del sueno ameriicano” (“Please be nice to me, because I just want to be part of the American dream”).
Nielsen and Whitaker threw Maduro back over the fence. But then Maduro hired thirty coyotes to get him into the land of the free and the home of the brave.
It will be very interesting to observe the interaction between Trump and Maduro as they confront each other at Trump’s Resolution Desk.