Skip to comments.Released US pastor Andrew Brunson returns to US, scheduled to meet with Trump in Oval Office
Posted on 10/13/2018 10:18:47 AM PDT by mandaladon
(CNN)American pastor Andrew Brunson arrived at Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington, DC, at just after noon Saturday.
Brunson will join President Donald Trump in the Oval Office on Saturday, the President tweeted, adding there was "NO DEAL made with Turkey" for his release. Brunson had been held in Turkey since 2016, accused of helping to plot a coup attempt against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. US officials say Brunson was wrongfully detained.
The evangelical pastor's case strained relations between the two NATO allies and raised the possibility of significant US sanctions and further threats. "It will be wonderful to see and meet him," Trump tweeted Saturday. "He is a great Christian who has been through such a tough experience. I would like to thank President @RT_Erdogan for his help!" Pastor Andrew Brunson, released by Turkey, will be with me in the Oval Office at 2:30 P.M. (this afternoon). It will be wonderful to see and meet him.
He is a great Christian who has been through such a tough experience. I would like to thank President @RT_Erdogan for his help!
Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 13, 2018 "There was NO DEAL made with Turkey for the release and return of Pastor Andrew Brunson," Trump said in a follow-up tweet, adding, "I don't make deals for hostages. There was, however, great appreciation on behalf of the United States, which will lead to good, perhaps great, relations between the United States & Turkey!"
"He's, I think, in good shape," Trump told reporters Friday. "We're very honored to have him back with us. He suffered greatly. But we're very appreciative to a lot of people, a lot of people."
Trump tweeted about Brunson several times this year, and the White House repeatedly pushed for his release in conversation with Turkish officials.
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Lemonade into lemons. Piss and vinegar.
So he didn’t have to give them a billion in CASH?? Is that how it works? Turkey heard some giant brass balls clanging in the distance and thought it would be wise to listen to them.
Civis Romanus Sum - The words a citizen of Rome two milienia ago would utter to guarantee their safety.
Today, an American citizen in need in any corner of the world can be confident their nation will defend them. This is 100% due to the patriotism, boldness and courage of President Trump.
Not since Christ has any leader had greater love for his people than Trump
Most pro-Christian president in modern history. What a contrast with the previous American “president”, the leftist muzzie BO.
Meanwhile, the Deep State and partisan media shills continue to collude with jihadists, with the NY Slimes, well, read it at the second link.
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