2017 Closes As Trump Aids In Captured Americans Returning Home

Another Victory As 2017 Closes As Trump Aids In Captured Americans Returning Home

This style of leadership has universal qualities in getting things accomplished which we need a lot of in the United States, especially after the less than helpful previous president.

One of the areas of interest that President Trump has directed his energy towards has been that of releasing American citizens that have been taken captive by foreign governments.

Fox News reported:

Immediately after President Trump took office, he told Secretary [of State Rex] Tillerson to prioritize bringing home Americans who’ve been wrongfully detained or held hostage in foreign countries,” State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert told Fox News in an email.”

 During Trump’s first year in the Oval Office, he and his administration have successfully brought 10 wrongfully detained, or outlandishly sentenced, people home through diplomatic efforts.

The liberals like to twist the truth, claiming Trump has not accomplished anything, or how he isn’t good for American efforts.

Reuniting loved ones sounds like a pretty successful feat, the same loved ones that Obama couldn’t seem to get here with his “diplomatic efforts.”

While Obama was running foreign diplomacy, it took him 8 years to finish what Trump did in 1.

Ned Price, spokesman for Obama, speaks on the detainees released during Obama’s terms.

Deadline reported:

Their tireless efforts resulted in the release of at least 10 Americans from North Korean custody during the course of the Obama administration.”

The efforts were so tired because of the Obama administration’s energy being spent elsewhere, like trying to do away with the sanctity of marriage or making sure citizens can kill their babies.

There are still many United States citizens, many of whom the Trump administration hasn’t named yet, whose release is being aggressively pursued.

For now, let’s take proper note of the publicized Americans that were brought home in 2017.

Otto Warmbier

The capture and release of Otto Warmbier was highly publicized and ill-fated. The University of Virginia student was arrested in North Korea for allegedly attempting to steal a government banner from the hotel he was staying at.

Warmbier was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor, which is notoriously harsh, in the power-hungry North Korea.

On June 13th Warmbier was medically evacuated to the United States, but was already in an “unresponsive state”, according to Fox News.

Sadly, it wasn’t long before death found the young student. There was no empirical evidence of physical abuse, but Warmbier was missing a substantial amount of brain tissue, which suggested: “he had lost blood supply to his brain for a period of time.”  

Caitlan Coleman and Joshua Boyle

Fox News reported:

Coleman and her Canadian husband, Boyle, were kidnapped in October 2012 by the Taliban-affiliated Haqqani network while on a backpacking trip that took them into Afghanistan. Held by the terror group for five years, the couple had three children while in captivity before being rescued as their captors attempted to move them across the border to Pakistan.”

 Under President Trump, Secretary Tillerson, Defense Secretary Mattis, diplomats, and military personnel told Pakistani officials that if they didn’t stop the car that was suspected of carrying the kidnapped family, they would move in to carry out the operation themselves.

The car was stopped by the Pakistani enforcement, and Coleman, Boyle, and their surviving children, who had suffered psychological traumas and abuse, were found in the trunk.

Sabrina De Sousa

Sousa was a former CIA agent, she was accused of aiding in a kidnapping of a Muslim cleric.

An extradition from Portugal to Italy was being arranged for De Sousa when the Trump administration stepped in and stopped it.

The U.S. didn’t make an official statement on aiding in the reprieve of De Sousa, but former Rep. Pete Hoekstra said the White House “was closely involved in the case”, according to Fox News.

Aya Hijazi

Fox News reported on Hijazi’s charges of child abuse:

Shortly after President Trump met with his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah el-Sissi in April, the country released Egyptian-American charity worker Aya Hijazi from prison after nearly three years of detention. Hijazi and her husband had established a foundation to aid street children, but were arrested along with six others in 2014.”

 The United States has been quiet in the release of Hijazi, but Trump has made comment that the seeing her free was “on the agenda”, according to Fox News. And it was a personal U.S. plane that picked Hijazi up.

UCLA Basketball Players

Most recently, the media has been buzzing about the UCLA basketball players that were released from a Chinese prison over stealing a pair of Louis Vuitton sunglasses outside of their hotel.

The young students were in China for a game against Georgia Tech. Trump met with Chinese President Xi Jinping personally to negotiate the release of the young men who made incredibly poor choices.

A Twitter war has sparked between Trump and LaVar Ball, father of one of the boys who the Trump administration had released.

Ball thinks that he doesn’t owe Trump a thank you, and said he had some people that “knew the situation.”

Well, so did everyone else who reads the media. Ball then tried to say it was the Chinese president who released his son whom he should be thanking.

The fact of the matter is, President Jinping would have let the UCLA basketball players rot in jail without thinking twice before Trump came along.

This is a prime problem with the emotionally charged left, who will dismiss a grand gesture of grace, just to stand the illogical ground of not showing support for anything moral.

It has been a busy year in politics with the tax cuts, healthcare initiatives, bringing our citizens home, and much more.

The potential torture and injustice that has been saved by even a single prisoner escaping lack of due process is a year well done.

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