The Venezuelan government has denounced former Trump advisor John Bolton on Thursday after his comments from a news interview implying that he had a hand in a coup attempt in the country in 2019.

Venezuela's National Assembly voted to condemn the statements of former national security advisor John Bolton after he claimed to have helped the U.S. government coordinate a handful of coups in other countries, with special emphasis implying that he aided a failed coup in Venezuela in 2019, according to CNN.

Former Venezuelan cabinet minister Diosdado Cabello also responded snidely to Bolton’s claims of coordinating coups in other countries, saying that he was “an inept who, for all the money (former U.S. President) Donald Trump gave him, could not perform the order he received.”

During an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper, Bolton claimed that the Jan. 6 Insurrection that Trump attempted to push forward wouldn’t qualify as a coup due to it being unplanned, “It’s rambling from one half-vast idea to another plan that falls through and another comes up,” according to the Guardian.

After Tapper disagreed with Bolton’s assessment, he then goes on to say, “I disagree with that, as somebody who has helped plan coups d’etat, not here, but you know, other places. It takes a lot of work and that’s not what [Trump] did. It was just stumbling around from one idea to another.”

Later on, Bolton claimed that he actually tackles Venezuela in his memoir, potentially admitting to organizing the failed coup in the country in 2019 when the opposition attempted to overthrow the government of authoritarian leader Nicolas Maduro.

While the coup failed, the United States and some of its allies used the opportunity to remove their recognition of Maduro as Venezuela’s leader, claiming that the elections that put him into power were undemocratic.

“Well, I wrote about Venezuela in in the book and it turned out not to be successful,” Bolton said. “Not that we had all that much to do with it, but I saw what it took for an opposition to try and overturn an illegally elected president and they failed. The notion that Donald Trump was half as competent as the Venezuelan opposition is laughable.”

Trump's national security advisor John Bolton is under fire from the Venezuelan government after admitting during an interview that he might've been involved in planning the failed 2019 coup in Venezuela. LOGAN CYRUS/Getty Images

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