From: "Gillman, Todd"
Date: March 27, 2019 at 11:36:03 AM EDT
Subject: Pool #3/Oval Office with Venezuelan interim First Lady
Rosales spoke in Spanish. An interpreter at her right repeated her comments in English.
"Venezuela is going through a terrible crisis.... Children are dying.... The crisis is serious... I fear for my husband's life... His chief of staff was kidnapped in a very violent and vile manner...Venezuela is not alone. The US is with Venezuela. The world is with Venezuela." She referred to the Maduro regime as a "terrible dictatorship."
There's repression. There's prison... we're fighting for life and death and we know that what will triumph at the end is life."
Trump: "We are with you 100 percent." Asked about Russian actions in Venezuela by Reuters Steve Holland, the president said, "Russia needs to get out."
On health care: "The premium is too high and deductible is horrible... It's far too expensive for the people, not only for the country.... Obamacare's a disaster."
"If the Supreme Court rules that Obamacare is out, we'll have a plan that is far better than Obamacare."
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Todd J. Gillman
Washington Bureau Chief
Dallas Morning News