It’s official, North Korea has released three American captives. As previously reported, North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, was stated to release the three American detainees ahead of his summit meeting with President Trump. It appears Kim has kept his word. President Trump described the release by Kim as a “good gesture,” according to the New York Post.
Trump confirmed the release in a Tweet. “I am pleased to inform you that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in the air and on his way back from North Korea with the 3 wonderful gentlemen that everyone is looking so forward to meeting,” Trump tweeted.
Minutes later he added, “Secretary Pompeo and his ‘guests’ will be landing at Andrews Air Force Base at 2:00 A.M. [Thursday] morning. I will be there to greet them. Very exciting!” Trump tweeted.
The three American detainees are Kim Sang-duk, Kim Dong-chul and Kim Hak. Trump tweeted that the men seemed to be in good health. According to the New York Post, the White House released a statement and said, President Trump “appreciates” Kim’s release of the American citizens and “views this as a positive gesture of goodwill.”
Read more about this story from the New York Post here. President Trump is making strides at creating peace between the U.S. and North Korea. Is North Korea going to bow down to President Trump? 68% of us think Kim will be rolling over to President Trump, while 32% of us think that will not happen because Kim has too much of an ego to do that.
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