North Korea

Pompeo Comes Home From North Korea With Extra Special Baggage

When Donald Trump tells America that he’s going to do something, by God he’s going to do it, no matter how lofty or complex that goal might be.

This sentiment has been floating around the Trump-o-sphere for some time, with a great many of the President’s campaign promises begging the question to American voters, “how in the world does he plan to achieve so much”?  Now, despite the hefty efforts of a resistant and radical left, President Trump has a number of diplomatic and determined successes to rattle off when confronted by the lunacy of the liberal media.

One such achievement has been the wholesale neutering of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un through the implementation of some rather tough sanctions.  Not only will the DPRK be denuclearizing starting almost immediately, but, with Mike Pompeo finally secured as Secretary of State, some other loose ends are getting tightened up as well.

Three Americans detained in North Korea for more than a year are on their way back to the U.S. with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, President Donald Trump announced Wednesday in the latest sign of improving relations between the two longtime adversary nations.

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Trump said on Twitter that Pompeo was returning with “the 3 wonderful gentlemen that everyone is looking so forward to meeting.” The president, who had been hinting about an imminent release, said he would greet them at Andrews Air Force Base at 2 a.m. Thursday.

“I appreciate Kim Jong Un doing this and allowing them to go,” Trump said Wednesday before a meeting of his Cabinet.

The release of the detainees came as Pompeo visited North Korea on Wednesday to finalize plans for a historic summit between Trump and Kim, the North’s leader. Trump told reporters that the summit would not take place at the inter-Korean demilitarized zone, and that the venue would be announced within the next three days. Singapore has emerged as the most likely place for the meeting late this month or in early June, officials have indicated.

This is an enormous victory for the President, who oversaw the disastrous return of Otto Warmbier from the depravity of one of the DPRK’s notorious prison camps.

Upon Warmbier’s arrival in the United States, the American citizen was clearly suffering from immense brain damage at the hands of his North Korean captors.  Shortly after being reunited with his parents, who tell a harrowing tale of his injuries, Warmbier died from those same injuries.  President Trump was clearly not willing to allow that to happen again.

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