Homecoming

Trump Welcomes Three Detainees Home From North Korea

President Trump has met the three American detainees released from North Korea as an apparent goodwill gesture ahead of his upcoming summit with Kim Jong Un. Trump met the three men—named as Kim Dong Chul, Kim Hak-song, and Kim Sang Duk—after their plane touched down at Andrews Air Force Base, near Washington, D.C., after 2 a.m. The detainees were released following a meeting between Kim and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. One of the three men, through a translator, said it was “like a dream” to be home. Speaking to the media alongside the three men, Trump said: “This is a special night for these three really great people and congratulations on being in this country.” The president added: “I really think [Kim Jong Un] wants to do something and bring his country into the real world. I think this will be a very big success. It’s never been taken this far, there’s never been a relationship like this.”