On Friday, substitute co-host of “The View,” Ana Navarro, made the absurd claim while talking with guest U.S. Senator Rand Paul that Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro “is not a socialist; he’s a corrupt, murderous thug who is starving his people.” She furthermore went on to say that Venezuela’s economic system “is not socialism.”
Despite Navarro’s ridiculous assertion, socialism is, in fact, the economic system that destroyed my country of Venezuela. She is right that Maduro is a murderous thug, but he is also a self-declared socialist whose socialist policies led to famine and a refugee crisis.
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