President Trump Welcomes Home North Korean Detainees – 2:00am Livestream…

President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, Vice-President Mike Pence and Karen Pence are all going to be at Joint Base Andrews overnight to welcome home three people released after detainment in North Korea.

UPDATE: Video Added

Kim Dong Chul, Kim Sang Duk, Kim Hak Soon are the names of the three detainees who were released.  Two of the captives, Hak-Soon and Sang Duk, belong to the Pyongyang Univ of Science & Technology and were detained in Apr & May 2017: they’ve been held for a year. The third, Kim Dong Chul, is an ordained minister held since 2015 when he was commuting from China and was serving a 10-year sentence on espionage charges.

Their anticipated arrival time is between 2:30am and 3:00am Eastern. Fox News is broadcasting their return live.

Fox News Livestream LinkRSBN Livestream Link –  Alternate Livestream Link

The following statement by Kim Dong Chul, Kim Sang Duk (Tony Kim), and Kim Hak Song, after their release was secured by Secretary Mike Pompeo on behalf of the Trump Administration on May 9, 2018:

“We would like to express our deep appreciation to the United States government, President Trump, Secretary Pompeo, and the people of the United States for bringing us home. We thank God, and all our families and friends who prayed for us and for our return. God Bless America, the greatest nation in the world.”  (link)

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651 Responses to President Trump Welcomes Home North Korean Detainees – 2:00am Livestream…

  1. Pam says:

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  2. magatrump says:

    Fellow Treepers, always remember President Trump and us deplorables will NEVER be given any credit for any of these accomplishments by the evil of this world. We will reap our reward in the next world by following God’s will. Amen.

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    • McGuffin says:

      @maga, POTUS won’t be given credit by the evil, and I don’t think he wants it from them. But POTUS is given credit by US the deplorables! WE KNOW. We know him and his heart and his patriotism! And the rest of the world is figuring it out too. Thank God! And Thank You God!

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    • Bugsdaddy says:

      Amen to that magatrump. All credit goes to where it is due!

      I’m working on the building
      It’s a true foundation
      I’m holding up the blood-stained
      Banner for my lord
      Well I never get tired, tired, tired of working on the building
      I’m going up to heaven to get my reward

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  3. NHVoter says:

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  4. NYGuy54 says:

    Making things happen

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  5. Forrest says:

    God bless you, President Trump! You are making America again, greater than ever before. So blessed to see the three innocent men returned to the US due to your dedication to the country and US values, unwillingness to compromise on issues of integrity, and tireless work to make the US secure, and thereby strengthen the entire world. A POTUS who sleeps a few hours a night, rather than golfing a few rounds a week (Obama). God bless Israel and may Iran beware.

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  6. MfM says:

    I’m sure I’m not the only one who noticed that Pompeo met with the President and VP before the official arrival.

    If Pompeo flew out of Korea with the three men he must have switched to another plane on the way… or they landed elsewhere on the base first and he got off to meet with Trump. I saw a photo posted earlier of all of them in intense looking conversation. I’m sure there were any number of things that needed to be done before the three had their ‘official’ arrival.

    I also find a number of interesting visuals going on. The big flag suspended by ladder trucks as the plane with a big UNITED STATES OF AMERICA on it’s side rolls up. Trump and Pence (and wives) along with Pompeo headed up the stairs and onto the plane to greet them in private. Trump meeting them at the airport is a major ‘honor’ in the world of diplomacy. While Trump critics will say it was just a photo-op for Trump it was much more.

    Trump meeting them was a signal globally that this was important. If he hadn’t met them at 2 am it wouldn’t have gotten near the attention it did. I’m seeing video of this arrival on YouTube from across the globe.

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    • I missed the “honor” part. Thank you for your very astute observation. The 2am greeting was a way for PDJT to throw some kudos to KJU for allowing this to happen. He did make a point of saying that he wasn’t expecting it but how great it was that it happened.

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      • MfM says:

        Arrival ceremonies are a big deal in diplomatic circles. They tell a lot about what is going on. Look at Obama being made to exit in China from the back stairs. Trump’s was more ceremonial and very red carpet.

        When Trump landed in Saudi Arabia he was greeted at the airport by King Salman. I knew then that it was going to be an exciting visit.

        Meeting the plane for a 2 am arrival was certainly to draw attention to what was going on. If Trump skipped it, the media mostly would have also.

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        • Tegan says:

          MfM…I agree…the optics were very important. We all know the MSM would barely mention it…try to avoid at all cost any kudos to POTUS or the importance of the release.
          They were more or less forced into covering it…very smart man, our Donald!

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    • webgirlpdx says:

      Secretary Pompeo and his staff were on the first plane that landed, they took the van over to the VIP waiting area and briefed the President and VP (that picture). The men were on the second plane.

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    • Publius2016 says:

      Yes, the American Flag was reminiscent of 911 Flag…symbol of rebirth…renewal…remembrance

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    • tonyE says:

      Huh? ONLY POTUS and wife went into the C40 to meet the freed men. The rest waited at the bottom of the stairs.

      Pompeo was flying in a diplomatic use 757 (C32). He landed a little bit before the medical plane.

      The freed men were flying in an AF medical 737 (C40). They changed aircraft (from the 757 to the 737) during a stopover in Japan. The C40 B/C is based on the 737-700 (small) and has a range about 4500-5000 NM).

      The 737 (C40) and 757 (C32) cruise at the same speed and have similar range, so they were flying one after the other, perhaps the C40 left Japan a bit later and refueled in Alaska also a bit later. BTW, I’m surprised at the range of the C32 – only 5500 NM. I figured these particular 757s would have additional tanks. Perhaps they ought to switch to 787s.

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      • MontanaMel says:

        Good info…thanks..
        FWIW:
        I am thinking that they decided to use the C-40 as a “flying Dr office” to really give these poor guys a check-out, prior to landing inside the USA…The usual procedures are to land such individuals in one of our US controlled hospitals overseas for a few days check up/recovery “before” flying on to US airspace/dest. … This method shortcut that by providing the med exam en-route… Maybe even shove some IV’s and/or calories into them…they had like 15 hr or so total…
        I noticed on “flight aware” that there were also a couple of G-5’s making that same route last night…perhaps those were added security coming home as well?… one of them was making 556 mph up in Canada – the other was only 512 mph but was about 4-500 miles behind the fast one…might have been a winds aloft shift in there…the B757 never printed, nor did the C-40, that I could see…
        The upcoming run down to SIN is going to be a ball buster no matter how you do it.. right at 10,000 miles gross…via ANC…or 11,500 miles if via HNL….AF-1 can make it with refuel from a DC10 — but, it’s a grind no matter how you slice it… Wonder what little Kim is going to show up in?… A BBJ maybe?….or, will he just call Clay Lacey and lay on a charter?
        Our world has sure been shrunk by the wonderful world of Boeing, eh?

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      • Tegan says:

        Because I happened to be awake at 2 am (grrr), I watched the entire thing and tonyE is correct. It was pretty obvious the second plane was much smaller because of the short stairs.
        People have commented about them not speaking English. I know nothing of their backgrounds, but just remember that at least one had probably not spoken or heard English since 2015…and this has been a rapid, in many ways traumatic, transition and there will be many adjustments….even just the food.

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      • MfM says:

        Thanks for the correction, as I said I was piecing together stuff from what I saw. The video I saw was very dark, I missed that Pompeo and the VP & wife stayed at the bottom of the stairs.

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      • iwasthere says:

        They probably have air refuel ports. That extends the range – one might say.

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    • jfmjr442 says:

      If Pompeo flew out of Korea with the three men he must have switched to another plane on the way…

      They were on a plan equipped like a hospital. I they stopped to refuel in Alaska and that’s where they switched i believe

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  7. thedoc00 says:

    So far internationally, not bad for a president and cabinet who are so “inexperienced and who do not have the education or diplomatic expertise” of all those career diplomatic leaders from the last 3 administrations (who have gone to great lengths to point out their vastly superior knowledge).

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  8. Pam says:

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    • Remnant says:

      I watched the 2nd interview on TV this AM (is her name Martha?). What caught my attention was how much back and forth head shaking Pence does toward the beginning. Watch when he talks about “strong and clear leadership of President Trump” but his head shake indicates that he doesn’t believe what he was saying. I’ve always been neutral to slightly positive on Pence, but did not like his body language in that interview.

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  9. Stab, the unstoppable hero says:

    I actually liked the NYT goof questioning the whereabouts of Secretary Pompeo when I first heard about it. For one thing it means that some of these rotten apple leaker’s – at State anyway – are being dealt with. If the MSM had known about the trip beforehand I have NO doubt that they would try and damage the release agreement somehow, if they could. They’re that crooked.
    It also gives the President a chance to ridicule MSM at his next rally even more than usual. He is not afraid to call attention to their asinine behavior.
    My favorite part of his speeches.

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    • andyocoregon says:

      If MSM had known about Pompeo’s trip to N.K., they would have alerted John Kerry to race over there and try to undermine the agreement.

      Liked by 8 people

    • Paul Tibbets says:

      Great observation, 6 months ago that would have leaked. The MSM is just an offshoot of the globalist players, the same players that had an interest in keeping NK a nuclear threat. Keep in mind a nuclear Nk makes a lot more money for some people than a peaceful NK does. Especially if you are in the business of selling fear and swords.

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  10. Pam says:

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  11. SouthernTrumpette says:

    God bless you, President Trump. May He guide you and protect you and your family.

    Liked by 14 people

  12. Newhere says:

    I watched so you don’t have to: MSNBC Morning Joe’s Mika leads by teasing the news of the release (15 seconds or so), ending by quoting PDT that it was “nice” of Kim Jun Un to release them, ending with the question, “was it nice?” (sneering emphasis and banter). No pics or footage. Then the others muse derisively about “nice,” banter about the Red Sox for 5 times as long, then circle back to call the president naive, making “classic diplomatic mistake,” deluded by his own “clippings,” hasn’t laid groundwork for summit, etc.

    Then they pivoted to Cohen for 25 mins or so (I skipped), finally turning back to NK, and Mika offered the helpful commentary that the president was proud of the ratings, and Joe compared it to Paris Hilton’s release from prison.

    Seriously. This is where we are.

    Imagine the ex-prisoners’ families watching that broadcast.

    I can tell you, this depravity has the opposite of the intended effect on at least some slice of the target audience. I know, because I was that target audience. I can’t be the only one.

    Thank you, Mr. President and Mr. Secretary! A grateful nation knows, and will remember.

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  13. rsmith1776 says:

    So sad our President had to save the lives of three miserable citizens in order to check yet another success in his Presidency.

    By Golly, he could have been presidential and bombed an aspirin factory somewhere in a s-hole country instead.

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  14. Winning!

    Liked by 6 people

    • New Nonna Again!!! says:

      Omygosh. THIS is magnificent WINNING!!

      Thank you, Mr President. 💕🦁🇺🇸

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    • Tegan says:

      Read another site a snarky remark that it wasn’t the US that captured them. Duh, did POTUS day it was? He merely stated the fact. Is there not one single thing the MSM can let go without trying to twist it around against Trump?

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  15. dbethd says:

    Welcome home 🇺🇸

    A post shared by Ivanka Trump (@ivankatrump) on

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  16. Pam says:

    Liked by 7 people

  17. From New Zealand, now to Australia. Hillary hitting all of the 5 eyes countries.

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  18. Pam says:

    WELCOME HOME! #TeamTrumpBTS #USA

    A post shared by President Donald J. Trump (@realdonaldtrump) on

    Liked by 3 people

  19. 1LanternInTheWindow says:

    Our President welcoming home Americans imprisoned in a foreign land at 2:am, so Presidential.
    Unlike a former president who was off to play golf at 3 pm following the news of the beheading of an American citizen. One President has a legacy, the other president not so much.

    Liked by 6 people

    • rsmith1776 says:

      What a disgusting, callous, soulless “man” (?) he was.

      Liked by 2 people

      • Paul Tibbets says:

        Obama was a CIA creation from birth. He was groomed and cultivated. You have to understand where the CIA came from, the CIA came directly out of the Council on Foreign Relations which itself came about and was created by the Bankers and Businessmen that established the Fed.

        Once the bankers owned the debt they knew they owned the country, the CFR was THEIR foreign policy Arm. Allen Dulles was president of the CFR long before he became head of the CIA. Many heads of the CIA first started in the CFR.

        The globalist in the CIA made the determination that the best way to force the USA into the NWO is to transform this country into a Socialist country. Enter Obama, who’s father and self named mentor Frank Marshall Davis was head of the Negro Communist Party in Chicago. Once Obama was groomed and educated, he then moved right back to Communist Chicago and became friends with handler Valerie Garrett (family is communist) Bill Ayers communist terrorist and Socialist preacher Reverend Wright. There are no coincidences.

        And then bam! A nothing Junior Senator with a mysterious background and with muslim ties ends up being President of the USA.

        Now what is the result? Please explain to me how the new socialist progressive Democrat party differs from the communist party? The government is the only ones who should have guns. Everything should be free, Only approved speech is free, and those who get out of line must be punished.

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      • Barrack Obama was the modern incarnation of Akhenaten.

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    • Li'l D in the Big D says:

      Branco’s newest cartoon regarding O’s so-called legacy.

      Liked by 4 people

    • Bob Thoms says:

      We still don’t know where Obama was on the night of the Benghazi terrorist attacks that killed Americans.

      Liked by 2 people

      • Li'l D in the Big D says:

        “During the entire attack, the president of the United States never picked up the phone to put the weight of his office in the mix,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham.

        Beyond comprehension.

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        • Bob Thoms says:

          I understand it 1000%. He is an anti-American sloucher. He got by on his slick words. History is catching up with Obama man faster than I thought. What they write about him won’t be nice or good.

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          • Li'l D in the Big D says:

            For 8 years he got a pass on his evil ways. Yes, it is comforting to know that Hillary wasn’t elected, but more so, it is absolutely enjoyable to witness what the Big Guy is doing to those past 8 years that O left us.

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  20. Pam says:

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  21. Pam says:

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  22. Pam says:

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  23. Pam says:

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  24. Pam says:

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  25. New Nonna Again!!! says:

    Thank You, God! Thank You, Jesus!

    Thank You for President Trump.

    Thank you, Mr President.

    🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

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  26. Jimi Helms says:

    This looks like family. God love em”!

    Liked by 1 person

  27. WeThePeople2016 says:

    I stayed up, barely, to watch this. It was history in the making. Amazing.

    Liked by 3 people

  28. Newman says:

    If the first Muslim President Obama had negotiated the release of these hostages, they would have all had to be carried off the plane in Gurney’s and on life support.

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  29. Jerry Hodge says:

    Isn’t the term “detainee” for these men a term that North Korea would otherwise only use?

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  30. Bob Thoms says:

    Is the Asian woman an interpreter?

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  31. ilovevictoriasbows says:

    Obama’s would never have made it to meet the prisoners at 2am. The ‘Pallet of Cash Agreement’ terms of release wouldn’t have allowed cameras. If Israel had held the prisoners and they were black, Obama and the entire Black Caucus would have been there.

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  32. Li'l D in the Big D says:

    Here is Presidential candidate Trump successfully intervening on behalf of US Marine Sgt. Tahmooressi, held in a Mexican jail, and with Obama unwilling to even pick up the phone on behalf of the Marine.

    Gee, thanks Obama.

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  33. Pam says:

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  35. Elwood says:

    Obama and Bush shipped home flag-draped caskets at 2am.

    Liked by 1 person

  36. JohnnyII says:

    44: frees American hostage, releases 5 terrorists

    45: frees American hostages, captures 5 terrorists

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  37. CNN_sucks says:

    What a powerful video!

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