Q: Mr. President, what sort of complications does the Russian involvement now pose?TRUMP: Russia has to get out. What’s your next question?
Q: Mr. President, have you -- you’ve just said Russia needs to get out. Have you in any way communicated that through [national security adviser John] Bolton or through your representative at the United Nations?TRUMP: They know. They know very well. They know very well. Go ahead. Next question.
Q: Secretary Pompeo told me, sir, yesterday, that Maduro was ready to leave. He was, like, you know, packed up, ready to go, on the tarmac, but the Russians stopped him. What does that say? What are the Russians doing down there, and how does that change things for us, or escalate, if you would, unfortunately --TRUMP: Well, it’s not acceptable. If that’s the case, it’s not acceptable. You hear a lot of different rumors. You hear rumors that he was. You hear rumors that he was leaving a different way. I’m hearing rumors about Russia, and I’m hearing a lot about Cuba. And we’ll do a very, very strong embargo and sanction on Cuba.
....embargo, together with highest-level sanctions, will be placed on the island of Cuba. Hopefully, all Cuban soldiers will promptly and peacefully return to their island!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 30, 2019