Many view Lopez as a political prisoner sentenced to nearly 14 years in prison in 2015 on trumped-up charges related to a period of deadly antigovernment protests in 2014.
During the visit with Tintori, the president seemed unfamiliar with her and her experiences, The Post reported, though he reportedly knew enough to have "praised her past as a reality television star in Venezuela's version of 'Survivor.'"
The president and the first lady also reportedly tried to commiserate with Tintori through a source of their own discomfort: the White House.
Melania Trump said she sympathized with what Lopez had gone through in jail in Caracas, Venezuela, adding that the White House felt as confining as prison, two people familiar with the meeting told The Post. Donald Trump reportedly agreed.
Donald and Melania Trump compare White House to Venezuelan prison
I mean, there's only one way to find out for sure.
Tags: big brother, doomed
He's free to escape at any time.
Oh, if only we could arrange for Trump to spend some tie in a Venezuelan prison!
How can they judge a house they've only been in twice?
There is the "crown jewel of the Federal Penal System" quote that gets tossed around and dates back before 45
Down here we got our own awkward moment some years ago when our first lady told Michelle Obama "you people got so good rythm!"
Oh, it just dawned on me - here I am, comparing our one or two presidential gaffes with your daily dosage of Trumpisms. I'm so sorry.