On Thursday, The Daily Caller reported that a Venezuelan Diplomat joined a group of Chicago communists to develop a plot to take down Donald Trump. The Chicago branch of ANSWER, an acronym for “Act Now to Stop War and End Racism,” is a radical leftist group responsible for organizing many of the anti-Trump protests when the Presidential candidate came to hold a rally in their city in March, resulting in the event being cancelled because of the great disorder. The group’s latest meeting was headlined by a Venezuelan diplomat, a Marxist, and an illegal alien who gathered in front of the leftist crowd to discuss the further resistance of President-elect Trump.
The group has announced its plan to shut down the city of Chicago on Saturday, as well as Washington on Inauguration day with “mass marches” that they hope will “shut the streets down.”
Two ANSWER organizers, “Stephanie” and “Mika,” riled up the crowd on Tuesday evening. Mika, who is also an organizer with the Party for Socialist and Liberation, yelled “what do you want?” to which the crowd responded “justice!”
Stephanie said that “People can and must be organized in a deepening resistance as united as possible, as militant as possible,” adding that she was willing to “work with anyone to resist this administration.”
Jesús Rodríguez-Espinoza, the Counsel General for the Venezuelan consulate in Chicago, joined their latest meeting on November 15. While the rest of the speakers expressed general claims of Trump being racist, homophobic, misogynistic, etc.; Rodriguez-Espinoza says because of his position he has to remain reserved in his accusations.
“Because of my diplomatic position, I’m going to be very careful about what I’m going to say tonight,” Rodriguez-Espinoza told the crowd.
“Before I was the Counsel General in Chicago, I was a regular citizen in Venezuela just like you, in 2002, was moved in my basement because of the attack against Hugo Chavez. Because of that I started getting involved in politics.”
He said that that is when he became a Chavez supporter. He also added that the situation in Venezuela is over-blown.
“All the humanitarian crisis that you hear in the media most of that is an exaggeration. The only crisis we face is destabilization in Venezuelan oil. I’m not saying everything is perfect; I’m just saying it’s overmagnified because it’s in the interest of the most powerful countries in the world to get rid of the progressive government in Venezuela,” he said.