As we told you Wednesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was en route back to the U.S. with three people who had been held in North Korea. The men who were freed and are on the way home have released this statement:
Statement from the freed Americans, via the State Department: pic.twitter.com/XFxXF3GWGO
— Michael Del Moro (@MikeDelMoro) May 9, 2018
This is wonderful news. We’re very happy for them and their families.
— Vivian Vacca (@ViviVacca) May 9, 2018
Yay! Welcome home! https://t.co/5AUKLbq2Ig
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) May 9, 2018
The three men are scheduled to land in the U.S. early Thursday morning and be met by President Trump.
Trump will be at Joint Base Andrews at 2 a.m. (as will I). Made me wonder when the last time a president was out doing stuff at that hour (not including flying on AF1). I don't recall… cc: @markknoller
— David Nakamura (@DavidNakamura) May 9, 2018
Looking forward to greeting the Hostages (no longer) at 2:00 A.M.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 9, 2018