He was commenting after Holt, 26, and his wife Thamara Caleno, landed in Washington after Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro ordered their release after two years.
Twenty-six-year-old Joshua Holt and his wife arrived Saturday evening at Washington Dulles International Airport.
President Donald Trump says in a tweet that he expects to greet Holt at the White House later Saturday. "We extend our special thanks to Senator Bob Corker, Senator Orrin Hatch, Senator Mike Lee, Representative Mia Love, and all the other members of Congress who have worked on behalf of the Holt family over the past two years and helped to make this day a reality", he said.
The president met with Josh Holt Saturday at the White House, just moments after he touched down on US soil with his wife.
Trump responded by calling Holt fearless.
A day after Maduro's swearing-in, the USA prohibited purchases of debt owed to the Venezuelan government, including to its state-run oil company. A few hours later President Donald Trump welcomed them to the White House.
"You understood that beautifully", Trump said to Holt's Venezuelan daughter.
The Venezuelan government said Holt and his wife were freed in a goodwill gesture to the USA, a measure that surprised some knowing the combative history between the two nations. Trump said Holt's case had proved hard and lawmakers, along with members of the State Department, had been working tirelessly to have him released. In this photo released by the Miraflores Presidential Press Office, Venezuela'. In one video he said, "I've been begging my government for two years".
Holt's family says "we are grateful to all who participated in this miracle".
Shortly after McCarry's visit, Lacava traveled to Washington in March to speak with several lawmakers including Hatch, Corker, Sen.
Nine months into his incarceration, NPR reported the US embassy in Venezuela had "raised concerns" about Holt's well-being and his treatment by Venezuelan authorities.
On May 17, Holt issued a plea on Facebook, asking the U.S. government to help him return home. "When you look back on your tenure during the presidency, this is just one of many great things you're doing, but it's really a great thing".
State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said this month that a senior department official had urged Holt's release on humanitarian grounds.
Last week, the United States government denounced as a "sham" Maduro's recent victory in elections, in which he secured six more years in office.
Holt and his wife were being held at a prison in Caracas known as the Helicoide where the Sebin keeps political prisoners.
A relative of a Palestinian who was killed at the Israel-Gaza border reacts at a hospital, in the southern Gaza Strip May 6, 2018. The incident happened east of the city of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, a ministry spokesman said.
Although potentially fatal if inhaled, Stovall said the danger was confined to the immediate vicinity of laze plumes themselves. Earlier this month officials removed a flammable gas called pentane from the plant to reduce the chance of explosions.
He thanked the Russian military for playing an important role in the fight. "The talks were quite detailed", Peskov said. Syria's conflict began with mass protests against the Assad family's decades-long rule.
The Chennai Super Kings , easily among the most venerated teams cricket has ever known, have won the IPL in their comeback year. At Bangalore against RCB, when they bowled first and gave away 218, Rashid's figures read 3 for 27.
Roosevelt had lost in 1940 and white supremacist Charles Lindbergh had won? - and not be touched by its eerie foreboding. Roth, however, often demurred when it was suggested that he should be defined as an American Jewish writer.
Delta airlines replied back to his tweet post and thanked him for 'volunteering as well as your service'. The United States surgeon general answered a call for help aboard a flight to Atlanta this week, he said.
This prompted Italian anti-establishment parties 5-Star Movement and League to abandon plans to form a government. Meanwhile, utility stocks led the gains, up around 0.7 percent amid political uncertainty in Italy.
This is understandable, as EA stablemate Star Wars: Battlefront 2 was at the forefront of renewed scrutiny of loot box practices. Interestingly, there was no mention of the heavily rumored battle royale mode that DICE has reportedly been working on.
Burkina Faso's decision means Taiwan is recognized as a sovereign nation by only 18 mainly small, developing countries. Thai also accused China of using "dollar diplomacy " to lure away Taiwan's diplomatic allies.
Kozhikode: Health minister K K Shylaja said that medicines from Malaysia would be brought to treat the Nipah virus outbreak. The natural host of the virus is believed to be fruit bats of the Pteropodidae family, Pteropus genus .
According to Poland, the greatest impact was to an area within a few hundred yards of the summit's eruptive vent. Volcanologists aren't expecting Kilauea's eruptions to be almost as unsafe , but they could still pose a threat.
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Harvey Weinstein's courthouse arrival "Today's charges reflect significant progress in this active, ongoing investigation". Weinstein is also under investigation for similar charges in London and Los Angeles .
Memorial Day events honor vets
ASHTABULA COUNTY Conneaut - Parade, Monday , 10 a.m., from the American Legion on Broad Street and marching down Main Street. It's a free event open to the public with food and drinks, a short ceremony, and a vintage military aircraft flyover.
Korea talks will take place
But there also is the risk of a diplomatic failure that would allow the North to revive and advance its nuclear weapons program. Libya's longtime autocratic leader Moammar Gadhafi was killed several years later after a Western-backed military intervention.
North Korea urges South to stop military drills with US
A model involving national devastation for the country "would take place if we don't make a deal, most likely", Trump said. Mr Trump said the Libya model would only come into play if a deal could not be reached with North Korea.