Joshua Holt, American jailed in Venezuela, arrives in Washington


Joshua Holt, the American jailed in Venezuela for two years, is reuniting with his family and will meet President Trump in Washington Saturday night. Holt and his wife, accompanied by Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tennessee, arrived at Dulles Airport Saturday evening.

Holt called it a “very, very difficult two years … not really the great vacation I was looking for.”

Mr. Trump welcomed Holt in the White House, saying it was a “very tough ordeal.” He said Holt had been through “most people could endure.”

Mr. Trump said there have been 17 prisoners released since he became president. He specially mentioned Egyptian-American charity worker Aya Hijazi, calling her a “fantastic young woman,” and the three men recently released from North Korea.

After welcoming Holt home, Mr. Trump tweeted “WELCOME HOME JOSH!” with a video from the Oval Office.

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