LAURIE HOLT: “I just want to say thank you, to you personally, for everything that you have done. As well as the State Department. But all of you. I just can’t even tell you. I have grown to love Senator Hatch and Mia so much. Not everybody gets to talk to Sen. Hatch and Mia Love. And when everything happened last week, Mia was the one who answered her phone and was the one that got things rolling with Senator Hatch. He saved Josh.”
TRUMP: “I have never seen Mia cry before.”
LAURIE HOLT: “It was a horrifying week and she got me through it. Senator Hatch, I can’t tell you how much I love all of your staff. So thank you, thank you. And I also want to say thank you to President Maduro for releasing Josh and letting him come home."
TRUMP: "That's pretty nice."
BOB HOLT: “She pretty much said everything. I thought I'd let the pretty face handle it."
TRUMP: “You are smart. Josh, would you like to say something?”
JOSHUA HOLT: “I’m just overwhelmed with gratitude for you guys. For everything that you have done. For the support of my wife through those two years. They were very, very, very difficult for years. Not really the great vacation I was looking for, but we are still together, starting off our marriage rough, but now we’ll be together. I’m so grateful for what you guys have done and for thinking about me and caring about me, just a normal person. It really touches me. And I thank you."
TRUMP: "You have been very brave. We saw what was happening inside that prison. So you have been very, very brave. Bob Corker. Would you like to say something?”