President Trump welcomes the Venezuelan First Lady to the White House as the nation continues to plunge into political chaos.
Fabiana Rosales, the wife of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, met with the president and vice president Wednesday as pressure mounts against the Nicolas Maduro to step down.
President Trump reiterated the U.S. stands with Venezuela as the people continue to endure “unfathomable” challenges to everyday life.
Rosales arrived in the U.S. to garner additional support for her husband’s leadership saying the children are the ones “paying the price” of the humanitarian disaster.
The Venezuelan people have grappled with both food and medicine shortages and a majority of the nation has also endured power outages.
The U.S. was the first country to recognize Guaido as the interim president, amid heightened bilateral tension, as millions have reportedly fled elsewhere.
Russia has since flown military aircraft to Venezuela, prompting both President Trump and Vice President Pence to issue stark warnings against the move.
Rosales is expected to meet with the First Lady in Florida on Thursday.