CARACAS - Venezuela's socialist leader said on Monday that US President-elect Donald Trump was the victim of a global "hate campaign" and could not be worse than outgoing Barack Obama.
On the campaign trail, the conservative Trump criticized Venezuela's ruling Socialists for oppressing their own people, but Maduro refrained from firing back in his first public comments on the Republican's election win.
"Let's wait and see what happens. Don't let's jump ahead of ourselves. I want to be prudent," he told a news conference.
"He won't be worse than Obama, that's all I dare say. Obama has left the world plagued by terrorism. In Latin America, he will be remembered for three coups."