TRISH: BREAKING TONIGHT. THE SOCIALIST DICTATORSHIP OF NICOLAS MADURO IS NO LONGER. VENEZUELA HAS A NEW PRESIDENT. A LEADER CHOSEN BY THE PEOPLE AND SUPPORTED BY THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. HERE IS MY EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH OUR VICE PRESIDENT, MIKE PENCE. THERE IS SOMETHING ELSE GOING ON AS WELL. VLADIMIR PUTIN I WAS TOLD BY THE FORMER VICE PRESIDENT DELCY RODRIGUEZ, THEY ARE DOING BUSINESS WITH THEM, THEY ARE DOING BUSINESS WITH THE CHINESE AND IRANIANS. THAT THEY ARE OPEN FOR BUSINESS BASICALLY. ALL THE FOLKS WE DON’T LIKE SO MUCH. BUT NOW THAT THERE IS A PRESIDENT THAT HAS A RELATIONSHIP WITH US WHO WANTS FREEDOM FOR HIS PEOPLE, HOW DOES THAT CHANGE THE PUTIN EQUATION WITH THE CHINESE AND IRANIANS.>>WE HAVE SEEN RUSSIA, CHINA AND CUBA ENGAGE IN WHAT WE’LL CALL DEBT DIPLOMACY WITH VENEZUELA. AND WHAT WE’LL ASK OF THE NEW TRANSITIONAL GOVERNMENT IS THAT THEY UPHOLD THE CONSTITUTION AND RULE OF LAW. MANY OF THOSE ARRANGEMENTS WERE MADE UNILATERALLY BY THE MADURO REGIME ANDER IN APPROVED THROUGH THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY AND THE LEGISLATURE AS THE CONSTITUTION REQUIRES. BUT OUR HOPE IS THAT THIS IS A NEW BEGINNING FOR OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH VENEZUELA. AND MORE IMPORTANTLY, THAT IT’S A NEW BEGINNING FOR THE VEHICLESSIAN PEOPLE. — THE VENEZUELAN PEOPLE. I HAVE NEVER BEEN MORE MOVED THAN TO SEE THE VAST CROWDS THAT TOOK TO THE STREETS IN VENEZUELA. WAVING VENEZUELAN FLAGS AND STANDING UP FOR FREEDOM AND STANDING UP FOR DEMOCRACY AND FAIR ELECTIONS AND THE RULE OF LAW. AND I AM VERY INSPIRED BY THE COURAGE OF ALL OF THOSE IN THE OPPOSITION WHO HAVE BEEN WILLING TO STAND UP TO A REGIME THAT HAS USED VIOLENCE TO OPPRESS ITS CRITICS AND JAILED ITS OPPOSITION IN THE PAST. WE HAVE SEEN THE BRUTALITY OF A MADURO REGIME. THE COURAGE THAT PRESIDENT GUAIDO HAVE SHOWN AND THE COUNSEL OF THE OPPOSITION TO BRING THIS DAY ABOUT. IT’S NOT LOST ON PRESIDENT TRUMP AND IT’S NOT LOST ON ME. WE’LL STAND FIRM WITH THE PEOPLE OF VENEZUELA UNTIL FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY ARE RESTORED.>>AN GROWN LOPEZ TOLD ME — THIS IS THE WOMAN MARRIED TO LEOPOLD LOPEZ WHO PROBABLY WOULD HAVE BEEN PRESIDENT IN A FAIR ELECTION BECAUSE HE’S THE MOST OF POPULAR POLITICIAN.>>ANOTHER COURAGEOUS MAN. TRISH: AND COURAGEOUS WOMAN AND FLAME. THERE ARE OTHER THINGS THEY COULD DO THAN TAKE ON THIS FIGHT. BUT THEY TOOK IT ON. I KNOW LILLIAN MET WITH YOU AND MET WITH THE PRESIDENT. BUT FOR HER THIS WAS A BREAKTHROUGH. SHE WASN’T ABLE TO GET ANY TRACTION, SHALL WE SAY, DURING THE PREVIOUS ADMINISTRATION. FOR WHATEVER REASON, IT WASN’T AS BIG A PRIORITY. WHEN I HEAR YOU TALK ABOUT THOSE CROWDS AND HOW IT’S AN EMOTIONAL PERSONS WATCHING THEM, I FELT THE SAME WAY. I THINK AS AMERICANS WE WANT WHAT’S RIGHT FOR PEOPLE. WE WANT PEOPLE TO BE ABLE TO CONTROL THEIR OWN DESTINY. BUT WHY THIS SORT OF SENSE THAT THEY COULD HANDLE IT ON THEIR OWN PREVIOUSLY AND WHY THE CHANGE? IS THAT JUST A DIFFERENT VIEW OF THE WORLD FROM THIS ADMINISTRATION?>>PRESIDENT TRUMP HAD A UNIQUE APPRECIATION FOR THE CHALLENGES FROM VENEZUELA FROM EARLY IN THIS ADMINISTRATION. HE DEPLOYED THE FULL RESOURCES OF OUR TREASURY DEPARTMENT. THAT’S A SANCTION MORE THAN 50 OFFICIALS IN THE MADURO REGIME, AND MANY VERY CLOSE TO NICOLAS MADURO. WE PROVIDED $100 MILLION IN HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE TO THOSE WHO FLED VENEZUELA. MY WIFE AND I VISITED REFUGEES IN CAMS AROUND THE REGION. THE PRESIDENT HAD A PRIORITY EARLY IN THIS ADMINISTRATION THAT WE WOULD TAKE ACTIONS NECESSARY TO ISOLATE THE MADURO REGIME ECONOMICALLY AND DIPLOMATICALLY TO EMPOWER THE PEOPLE OF VENEZUELA TO SEIZE THIS MOMENT IN HISTORY FOR FREEDOM. AND THE LOPEZ FAMILY LED THE WAY. THEY SHOWED EXTRAORDINARY COURAGE AND NOW WITH PRESIDENT GUAIDO WE ARE GOING TO CONTINUE TO STAND WITH HIM, WITH OTHER COUNTRIES THAT ARE RECOGNIZING HIM AS THE LEGITIMATE PRESIDENT OF VENEZUELA. AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE GOING TO CONTINUE TO AND WITH AND PRAY FOR THE PEOPLE OF VENEZUELA UNTIL FREEDOM IS RESTORED. TRISH: ARE YOU GOING TO INVITE PRESIDENT GUAIDO HERE?>>I WILL LEAVE THAT DECISION TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. BUT THIS IS A GOOD DAY FOR FREEDOM. THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND THIS PRESIDENT, THIS ADMINISTRATION