President Donald Trump personally greeted the three US citizens who returned home after being held captive in North Korea.
arrival follows weeks of speculation about their release, which was
expected to be a key wild card in the ongoing negotiations surrounding a
planned summit between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
"It was nice letting them go before the meeting," Trump said. "Frankly, we didn't think this was going to happen, and it did."
also offered his condolences to the parents of Otto Warmbier, the
American student who died shortly after his release from a North Korean
President Donald Trump welcomed the arrival of the three Korean-Americans
held captive in North Korea at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland early
Thursday morning, following weeks of speculation about their release.
Authorities released the three detainees — Kim Dong-chul, Kim Sang-duk,
and Kim Hak-song — after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in
North Korea and met with leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday.