To be sure, trying to discern what Donald Trump might do next on domestic and/or foreign policy is an exercise in abject futility.
For instance, reports out Wednesday suggest that at one point last summer, Trump essentially asked aides at an Oval Office meeting if he could invade Venezuela.
The original reporting on that was from AP, but multiple outlets have since confirmed it, with one official who spoke to CNN chalking it up to Trump's penchant for saying things that are crazy or otherwise don't make any sense:
The President says and thinks a lot of different things. He just thinks out loud.
Here sure does.
A person who subsequently spoke to Bloomberg said Trump is still considering "military action" as part of an "array of options", echoing AP's reporting, and mirroring reports out last year about a possible military "solution" for the crisis in Caracas.
Just so we're all on the same page here, the idea of the U.S. military actually invading Venezuela is so far-fetched that it boggles the mind. It's not even entirely clear what the goal would be, other than toppling Maduro and (I guess) propping up an opposition government in an effort to alleviate the humanitarian crisis
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