Andrés Miguel Rondón saw Trumpism in his native Venezuela with the late Hugo Chávez, who ruled as precisely the sort of faux-populist strongman that Trump now loves to praise.
Andrés Miguel Rondón saw Trumpism in his native Venezuela with the late Hugo Chávez, who ruled as precisely the sort of faux-populist strongman that Trump now loves to praise. File photo AFP/GETTY IMAGES
Andrés Miguel Rondón saw Trumpism in his native Venezuela with the late Hugo Chávez, who ruled as precisely the sort of faux-populist strongman that Trump now loves to praise. File photo AFP/GETTY IMAGES

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