The Hill: Trump greets American detainees freed by North Korea

May 10, 2018

President Trump greeted three American prisoners freed by North Korea Thursday morning, marking a significant diplomatic milestone between the longtime adversaries.

The freed prisoners, Kim Dong-chul, Tony Kim and Kim Hak-song, were escorted back to the U.S. by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, arriving at Joint Base Andrews outside of Washington, D.C. at 2:42 a.m. Thursday.

Shortly after, Trump and first lady Melania Trump boarded the plane to meet the Americans before accompanying them to the tarmac.