[2/16/17] On Wednesday President Trump met with Lilian Tintori, wife of Leopoldo Lopez who is the most well known political prisoner currently being held in Venezuela.
According to the Miami Herald there was not an official meeting set with Tintori but Trump did have dinner scheduled with Marco Rubio. Rubio is currently leading the fight in congress against the oppressive administration of the Venezuelan President.
Rubio delivered a speech on the Senate floor Wednesday in López’s defense, calling him “a Venezuelan opposition leader who three years ago this week led peaceful demonstrations against the regime of Nicolas Maduro – and he was thrown in jail for it.” Of Tintori, he said she “is an incredibly brave woman who does not rest as she continues advocating for her husband’s release and the release of all political prisoners. And continues to fight for a free and democratic Venezuela.”