Venezuela's embattled president tells the BBC the offer of aid is an intervention plan by the US.
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- President Nicolás Maduro, in an interview with the BBC's Orla Guerin, says the Ku Klux Klan is running the White House, and that U.S. President Donald Trump is openly a white supremacist who is warmongering against Venezuela.
- Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, in an interview with the BBC's Orla Guerin, accuses U.S. President Donald Trump of being openly a white supremacist who is "warmongering against Venezuela", saying that "the Ku Klux Klan is running the White House".
In a speech, U.S. President Donald Trump urges the Venezuelan military to abandon Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro or "lose everything".
Venezuela's interim President Juan Guaidó says he will not rule out seeking the help of the United States military to remove Nicolás Maduro from power.
A senior White House official, speaking on condition of anonymity, reveals that the United States government is holding direct communications with members of Venezuela's military urging them to abandon Nicolás Maduro.
Several European Union states, including the United Kingdom, Germany, Portugal and Spain, officially recognize Juan Guaidó as interim President of Venezuela after Nicolás Maduro rejects the European ultimatum to call a new snap election. Other European Union countries, such as Greece and Ireland, stop short of recognizing Guaidó, while Italy's leading coalition party, the 5 Star Movement, declares that it is not "for the EU to tell another nation what to do".
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro orders the closing of the Brazil–Venezuela border. International humanitarian aid is currently scheduled to enter Venezuela on February 23, under foreign military protection.