“All week long you see people carrying water by here. Saturdays and Sundays, in particular, when people are off from work.” Here’s the problem. The pump needed to push the water up the hill and into their home. Well, it’s broken. And U.S. sanctions are blocking the country from acquiring new pumps, motors, pipes and replacement parts. US Sanctions Leave Millions of Venezuelans Without Water Does this president even know what sanctions are ? I don't even think he really wanted to be president, to be perfectly honest. It appears that Donald Trump is learning as he goes, like on-the-job training. ( He's like Joe Pesci in My Cousin Vinnie) He should have taken lessons from Obama on teleprompter reading , that's for sure.