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Palm Beach - 22 March 2019
1. Zoom-in, President Donald Trump and Melania Trump, joined by Caribbean leaders stand before photographers
2. UPSOUND (English) Donald Trump, U.S. President:
"Great gentlemen and the weather is beautiful. Thank you for being here. We're going to have some very important discussions and we've already started. So, I appreciate very much you all being here. We look forward to seeing you downstairs and First Lady, thank you very much, you've done a great job. Appreciate it."
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, U.S. President:
"Thank you very much. We're honored to be with some terrific people, who have been friends of mine. In many cases friends of mine. They've done a wonderful job in their respective countries and we'll be talking about many subjects. Trade, we always talk about trade, but we will also be discussing, I have a feeling, Venezuela. That may come up in our conversation. It has become a very big topic all over the world, Venezuela. And, we look forward to spending a lot of time together this afternoon and discussing way that we can be beneficial to you and you can be beneficial to us."
Venezuela tops the agenda of President Donald Trump's meeting with leaders from the Caribbean.
Trump invited leaders from Jamaica, Bahamas, Haiti, Dominican Republic and St. Lucia to his affluent Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida, Friday to show his support for Caribbean countries that have decided to back democratic transition in Venezuela.
The U.S. is seeking the ouster of Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro.