December 17, 2019 / 7:37 PM / 2 months ago

Trump backs Bolivia's interim president, denounces violence

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump attends the 2019 United Nations Climate Action Summit at U.N. headquarters in New York City, New York, U.S., September 23, 2019. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he backed Bolivia’s interim President Jeanine Anez as she seeks “a peaceful democratic transition,” and he denounced ongoing violence in the country.

“We support @JeanineAnez in Bolivia as she works to ensure a peaceful democratic transition through free elections,” Trump said on Twitter. “We denounce the ongoing violence and those that provoke it both in Bolivia and from afar.”

Reporting by Makini Brice and Tim Ahmann; Editing by Chris Reese

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