Skip to comments.Trump Has Secured the Release of Another American Prisoner Overseas
Posted on 05/26/2018 9:51:11 AM PDT by Kaslin
Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) announced Saturday that the Trump administration has secured the release of Joshua Holt, 26, from captivity in Venezuela after he was held there for almost two years.
BREAKING: Senator Hatch has secured the release of Utahn Josh Holt from Venezuela. #utpol pic.twitter.com/q9bPIVHgmk— Senator Hatch Office (@senorrinhatch) May 26, 2018
Holt, a Mormon, flew to Venezuela to marry Thamy Holt, who he had met online.
Venezuela claimed Holt had weapons in his new wife’s family’s apartment. He and his wife have been held without a trial since 2016.
President Trump celebrated the development in some tweets Saturday as the newly released couple are expected to land in D.C. this evening.
Good news about the release of the American hostage from Venezuela. Should be landing in D.C. this evening and be in the White House, with his family, at about 7:00 P.M. The great people of Utah will be very happy!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 26, 2018
Looking forward to seeing Joshua Holt this evening in the White House. The great people of Utah are Celebrating!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 26, 2018
This post will be updated.
This is the beginning of the end for Drumpf!
Is he back in America yet?
That’s when he’ll know it’s safe, not before.
Nice! Obama couldn’t get anyone out of anywhere without paying ransom. Then he spent political capital getting a traitor out and trading terrorists for him.
Did no one advise this young man against going into Venezuela for ANY reason? They are disintegrating under Maduro.
Obama spent all his political capital getting men into the ladies room.
I always thought it was a national disgrace that Americans could be grabbed and unjustly imprisoned for political purposes and our government, who has the explicit duty to defend us from hostile foreign powers, did nothing.
President Trump is doing the right thing in working to get these people back to freedom. The media will bury it and never mention it again but to me its a big deal.
That response is genius. Really summarized nicely what a useless tool Obama was.
WOW! Hats off to President Trump...
Nope! I’m not tired yet.
And lighting up the White House in homosexual flag colors. For that alone, I would never forgive that jackass.
Obama could have done this.
Just like he could have gotten the 3 hostages out of NK, if he really wanted to. Or even pardoning Jack Johnson after 100 years, like President Trump did last week.
But Obama never did, his priorities were always golfing and partying. In a few years, Obama will be mostly forgotten.
I really like the effeminate head roll into a smile at the end.
Rugged Masculinity Gone Wild!
That is wonderful. Go Trump!
HOORAY Orrin Hatch. HOORAY President Donald J. Trump!
I read an article and they left out Trump and implied that the Obama admin, Hatch and maybe Flake did all the heavy lifting.
“Holt, a Mormon, flew to Venezuela to marry Thamy Holt, who he had met online.”
So what did he do to get thrown in jail?
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