President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump met with the
wife of an detained Venezuelan antithesis personality in February
and tried to sympathize with her husband’s predicament by comparing
life in the White House to that inside a Venezuelan prison,
The Washington Post reported on Friday.
Lilian Tintori, who is married to the Venezuelan opposition
personality Leopoldo Lopez, was at the White House to plead human
rights in Venezuela.
Many perspective Lopez as a domestic restrained condemned to scarcely 14 years in
jail in 2015 on trumped-up charges associated to a duration of
lethal antigovernment protests in 2014.
During the revisit with Tintori, the boss seemed unfamiliar
with her and her experiences, The Post reported, yet he
reportedly knew adequate to have “praised her past as a reality
radio star in Venezuela’s chronicle of ‘Survivor.'”
The boss and the first lady also reportedly tried to
empathize with Tintori by a source of their own
discomfort: the White House.
Melania Trump pronounced she sympathized with what Lopez had gone
by in jail in Caracas, Venezuela, adding that the White
House felt as restrictive as prison, two people informed with the
assembly told The Post. Donald Trump reportedly agreed.
The first lady’s mouthpiece denied that she done that comment,
revelation The Post that Trump “only offering difference of encouragement
After their meeting, the boss collected Tintori, Vice
President Mike Pence, and Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida for a
photo, tweeting a final chronicle with a call to recover Lopez.
Tintori was reportedly elated
with the assembly and Trump’s condemnations of Venezuelan
President Nicolas Maduro’s government.
In the months since, Trump has intended more
sanctions on Venezuelan officials and businesses, imposed a
transport anathema on some Venezuelans and their families, and excoriated
Maduro during an residence to the UN General Assembly.