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2020 state of the union

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó attends State of the Union

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó attended President Trump's State of the Union address on Tuesday night, and received a standing ovation from Democrats and Republicans.

Trump said Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro is an "illegitimate ruler" and "tyrant who brutalizes his people." Pointing to Guaidó in the audience, Trump called the opposition leader a "very brave man" who is the "true and legitimate president of Venezuela." 

Trump also asked Guaidó to "take this message back: that all Americans are united with the Venezuelan people in their righteous struggle for freedom. Thank you very much."