Trump says he's open to military intervention in Venezuela

Peter Sellers during production of 'Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.'

Peter Sellers during production of 'Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.'

The Oval Office and other working quarters of the West Wing have been cleared of furniture while crews work on upgrades, including to the heating and air conditioning system.

"We're going to draw it up and we're going to make it a national emergency".

President Donald Trump is expressing concern over the growing humanitarian crisis in Venezuela and not ruling out military action as a response.

The U.S. has seen a significant uptick in deaths from opioids, with the rate of death from heroin and prescription painkillers quadrupling since 1999, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In the memorandum, Trump directed the secretary of defense to initiate a new review.

Stephen Schwartz, an independent nuclear-weapons policy analyst and author of "Atomic Audit: The Costs and Consequences of US Nuclear Weapons Since 1940", tweeted that Trump's claim to have significantly modernized and improved the US' arsenal was "patently absurd". Trump has grown frustrated with North Korea's autocratic leader Kim Jong-un for his repeated nuclear threats against the U.S., telling reporters at his Bedminster, N.J. golf club Thursday that if the provocations continue "they will be met with fire, fury and frankly power the likes of which this world has never seen before".

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