On December 7, 2015, after the December 6 elections, the White House indicated in a press briefing:
“What is clear is that the people of Venezuela have expressed their overwhelming desire for a change in direction. And what is necessary is for all of the parties involved to engage in a dialogue about the future of that country mindful of the election results. So that’s a process that we’ll certainly continue to watch closely from here.” (Emphasis added)
This is a clear interference in the internal affairs of Venezuela. Who is the United States to tell the Venezuelan people how to interpret the new situation? The White House promotes the same narrative that the opposition in Venezuela is pushing.