By Eoin Higgins / <a href="www.commondreams.org/news/2019/09/05/new-season-amazons-jack-ryan-focused-venezuela-denounced-over-top-and-ridiculous-us">Common Dreams</a>
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A new trailer out Thursday for Amazon’s television series “Jack Ryan” featuring the titular hero racing against time to stop Venezuela from obtaining a nuclear weapon was widely ridiculed for its jingoistic nature and reliance on conspiracist tropes, with critics deriding the plotline of the new season of the nationalist series.
“Stop what you’re doing and watch this, it is jaw-dropping,” tweeted “Chapo Trap House” podcast co-host Will Menaker.
“I would truly like to know more about who wrote and produced this series,” Menaker added.
Stop what you’re doing and watch this, it is jaw-dropping t.co/eiUtkJv3FX
— Will?Menaker (@willmenaker) September 5, 2019
As Common Dreams has reported, President Donald Trump’s administration spent much of the first half of 2019 expending a great amount of diplomatic pressure in hopes of enacting a coup against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. The White House promoted the self-declared presidency of Juan Guaió and punished Venezuela with sanctions and an embargo. The Guaidó effort appears to be over, reportedly due in part to Trump’s short attention span.