JEREMY CORBYN has been accused of “epic hypocrisy” by LBC host James O’Brien, who unearthed an old Twitter outburst made in the direction of Donald Trump.
The LBC host flew into his own outburst, suggesting Mr Corbyn’s stance on the Venezuela should fall under the same criticism as the Labour Party leader’s condemnation of Theresa May’s silence over Donald Trump’s so-called Muslim travel ban.
The Labour Party leader finally passed comment on the Venezuela crisis but failed to criticise socialist president Nicolas Maduro, who he had previously praised.
Mr Maduro has been branded the “dictator of an evil regime” by Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson.
When Mr Corbyn was asked to condemn the leader, he replied: “What I condemn is the violence that’s been done by any side, by all sides, in all this. Violence is not going to solve the issue.”
This notably irked O’Brien while he was presenting on his morning LBC show, so much for him to unearth one of the Labour leader’s tweets criticising Theresa May’s silence over Mr Trump’s travel ban, which prevented travel from six Muslim-majority countries to the US.
The Prime Minister refused to condemn Donald Trump, prompting Mr Corbyn to take to Twitter to raise a grievance.
Mr Corbyn, on January 28, wrote: “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.”
After reading the tweet to his listeners, O’Brien blast: “I think by his own moral code, Jeremy Corbyn is guilty of epic hypocrisy on the Venezuela story.”
In a slight defence of the Labour leader, he added: “But that doesn’t mean the weight and the scale of his Venezuela connection is remotely fair.”
Even senior members of Venezuela’s main opposition parties have criticised the Labour leader for his lack of comment having previously hailed former socialist leader Hugo Chavez as an “inspiration” and shared a platform with Mr Maduro in 2006.
Juan Andres Mejia, founding member and national director of Popular Will, told the BBC: “What I would say to Jeremy Corbyn is that he really has to know what’s going on in our country to be able to make a statement.
“Violence has not been done by both sides. Violence has been promoted by the government.”