More American hostages have been freed during President Donald Trump’s first two years than were released during weakling Obama’s entire odious eight-year regime. And this week, yet another American hostage is coming home in the era of Trump.
On Monday it was announced that an American held for 18 months in Yemen is now on his way home at last.
According to the Free Beacon:
“It is my honor today to announce that Danny Burch, a United States citizen who has been held hostage in Yemen for 18 months, has been recovered and reunited with his wife and children,” President Donald Trump said in a statement. “I appreciate the support of the United Arab Emirates in bringing Danny home. Danny’s recovery reflects the best of what the United States and its partners can accomplish.”
Reports also say that the United Arab Emirates helped negotiate this release, so thanks for the assist goes to them.
The White House celebrated the release:
“We work every day to bring Americans home,” Trump said. “We maintain constant and intensive diplomatic, intelligence, and law enforcement cooperation within the United States Government and with our foreign partners. Recovering American hostages is a priority of my administration, and with Danny’s release, we have now secured freedom for 20 American captives since my election victory. We will not rest as we continue our work to bring the remaining American hostages back home.”
Thus far, Trump has been able to get almost 20 political prisoners released since he came to office.
There is still a VERY long list of American citizens being detained by foreign governments. CNN recently posted a story with the list, and it is shocking how many Americans are being held as political prisoners in foreign nations.
In any case, the fact is, Trump has been quite successful in having hostages returned to the U.S. Obama was less able to achieve this, mostly because no foreign nation respected Obama enough to listen to his pleas.
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