Freed Venezuelan prisoner Josh Holt, 26, met President Trump on Saturday (Daily Mail)
Washington (dpa), 27 May 2018 - A US citizen detained for two years in Venezuela was freed and welcomed at the White House on Saturday. Joshua Holt and his wife Thamy, their daughter and parents met with US President Donald Trump in the Oval Office.
“You’ve gone through a lot. A lot more than people can endure,” Trump told the younger Holt couple. The president tweeted a 30-second video after the meeting which featured stirring music and compiled footage of Holt talking, shaking hands and embracing people inside the office with the caption “WELCOME HOME JOSH!”
Earlier, US Vice President Mike Pence welcomed Holt’s release but said sanctions would continue “until democracy returns to Venezuela.”