Venezuelan president's son: We would take the White House

Venezuelan president's son: We would take the White House

The son of the president of Venezuela on Saturday reportedly threatened to seize the White House should the United States resort to military action in the South American nation.

"If the unlikely event of defiling the homeland came to pass, the rifles would arrive in New York," Nicolás Maduro Guerra said to state media, as reported by CNN.


"Mr. Trump, we would arrive and take the White House," he continued.

Maduro Guerra’s comments came one day after President TrumpDonald John TrumpMichael Cohen: I pray Michelle Obama's words will unite country again Michelle Obama: ‘I stopped even trying to smile’ during Trump’s inauguration Trump wants to end federal relief money for Puerto Rico: report MORE said he won’t rule out military action in Venezuela, which has been embroiled by anti-government protests in the last few months. 

"I'm not going to rule out a military option," Trump told reporters at his golf club in Bedminster, N.J.

“Venezuela is not very far away, and the people are suffering and they’re dying,” said the president. “We have many options for Venezuela, including a possible military option if necessary.”

The Pentagon on Saturday said it has not been given any orders regarding Venezuela, but has contingency plans if they are needed.