“If I wanted to go into venezuela I wouldn’t make a secret about it,” he told Fox News.
Venezuela foiled what it said was a US-backed invasion attempt last weekend.
The US backs opposition leader Juan Guaidó and recognises him as the country’s legitimate leader.
What was the incursion plan?
According to Venezuela, a group of “terrorist mercenaries” landed by boat in the town of Macuto on Sunday. Thirteen people, including two Americans, were arrested. Eight armed men were killed.
The Americans seized were Luke Denman, 34, and Airan Berry, 41. They appeared in videos shown on state TV on Wednesday and Thursday.
Mr Denman, a former special operations forces member, appears to confess to “helping Venezuelans take back control of their country”.
He explains that he was hired to train Venezuelans in Colombia before…