Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has claimed that President Trump actually directly ordered his assassination:
“I was the victim of the most brutal aggression. The US government… offered $15 million for my head. Donald Trump approved of my murder, I am not exaggerating, and they are trying to send a group of snipers or hire snipers in Venezuela to kill me. Donald Trump decided that,”
“several attempts were thwarted” and further there’s an ongoing US effort to overthrow him.
He noted recent attempts were organized from US ally Colombia – an apparent reference to the prior failed ex-Green Berets’ operation – but also suggested there’s an ongoing plot to kill him.
He said that “now a search for snipers was underway” – though without giving details.