‘God Bless America’: Americans freed from N. Korea land in U.S.

The three Americans released by North Korea — Kim Hak-song, Tony Kim and Kim Dong-chul — have landed safely at Andrews Air Force Base near Washington, D.C., the BBC and others reported late Wednesday night.

According to the report, President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump entered the plane and emerged a few minutes later with the three men to greet the media.

“We would like to express our deep appreciation to the United States government, President Trump, Secretary [of State Mike] Pompeo and the people of the United States for bringing us home,” the three men said in an earlier statement.

“We thank God and all our families and friends who prayed for us and for our return.”

We agree.

According to the BBC:

The three men had been jailed for anti-state activities and placed in labour camps.

Their release came during a visit to Pyongyang by Mr Pompeo to arrange details of the meeting between Mr Trump and Mr Kim.

“I appreciate Kim Jong-un doing this and allowing them to go,” Mr Trump said.

“All indications are at this point that their health is as good as could be given that they’ve been held,” Pompeo said.


President Trump also nailed the media:

As one person observed, it was a heart-touching moment:

Here’s a full video of the event provided by the Washington Post.  The relevant portion starts at about the 1:08:00 mark.


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A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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