Trump Greets Americans Released by North Korea
Steve Herman/VOA News
JOINT BASE ANDREWS, MARYLAND — U.S. President Donald Trump personally welcomed three freed Americans returning home from North Korea early Thursday morning, declaring “we’re starting off on a new footing” with Pyongyang.
During the event at Joint Base Andrews, in the state of Maryland, 25 kilometers from the White House, the president, accompanied by first lady Melania Trump, boarded a U.S. Air Force C-40 jet to briefly speak with the three men who had been imprisoned in North Korea.
A large American flag held up by two firetrucks with extended ladders served as a backdrop for their arrival.