Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., condemned social media star Salt Bae on Monday after the Turkish chef appeared in a video with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro at a restaurant.
Video posted to social media confirmed Maduro, whose socialist nation is in the midst of an financial catastrophe, consuming costly steak at one of many chef’s eating places in Turkey.
“I don’t know who this weirdo #Saltbae is, however the man he’s so proud to host is just not the President of #Venezuela,” Rubio wrote in a tweet. “He’s truly the chubby dictator of a nation the place 30% of the individuals eat solely as soon as a day & infants are affected by malnutrition.”
Salt Bae, whose actual title is Nusret Gokce, calls assembly Maduro a “as soon as in a lifetime second,” in accordance with The Unbiased. Maduro can be seen smoking a cigar along with his spouse Cilia Flores.
“This man who admires dictator @NicolasMaduro a lot truly owns a steakhouse in, of all locations, #Miami,” Rubio wrote, including the restaurant’s telephone quantity for anybody who wished to complain.
Maduro made the pit cease on his manner again from China.
Venezuela was as soon as amongst Latin America’s wealthiest nations, holding the world’s largest confirmed oil reserves. Nevertheless, a latest fall in oil costs accompanied by corruption and mismanagement underneath 20 years of socialist rule have left the economic system in disaster.
The Related Press contributed to this report.