Trump’s Extraordinary Crusade to Free Americans Imprisoned Abroad

During President Trump’s initial two years in office, he successfully recovered Americans being held as a hostage, or who were unjustly or illegally imprisoned overseas. In fact, he has made these actions one of his top priorities and ensured his administration is actively taking the steps needed to achieve his goals.

More than a dozen people have been set free, including Caitlin Coleman, who was rescued with her family, after being held as captives for approximately five years by the Taliban, as well as three UCLA basketball players, who had been detained in China.

However, Trump isn’t stopping there. According to representatives from his administrations, his efforts are still going strong and providing hope for those being held, as well as their families who are praying for a miracle to bring their loved ones home. Here are just a few of the other Americans President Trump has returned to freedom.

The Release of Joshua Holt

Joshua Holt was released from a Venezuelan prison after the Trump administration discussed his situation with the officials in the country. Holt had been held in this South American country since back in the summer of 2016. At that time, Holt had traveled to the country to meet Thamara Candelo, his future wife. However, both Holt and Candelo were jailed on what most human rights groups claimed were completely falsified charges.

The Release of Aya Hijazi

As of January 2018, the Trump administration had successfully arranged the release of 17 prisoners. However, the majority of Americans don’t remember this.

One of these individuals was Aya Hijaz, and American aid worker that was released back in April 2017 from an Egyptian prison. She had been held in the country for three years, and the Obama administration was unsuccessful in their attempts to get her released.

Freedom from North Korea

One of the most notable examples of how Trump has worked to bring American citizens home from abroad was the three freed Americans released from North Korea.

The three Americans detained, Kim Sang Duk, Kim Hak-song, and Kim Dong Chul were freed while Mike Pompeo, Secretary of State, was visiting the North Korean capital to discuss the upcoming summit Trump had planned with Kim Jon Un, the North Korean leader. At this time, another American held by North Korea was released, Otto Warmbier. However, he was in a vegetative state at the time of his release and passed away a few days after arriving back on American soil.

Freedom from Turkey

Andrew Brunson, an American pastor, was recently released from a Turkish prison thanks to President Donald Trump. Upon arrival in the Oval Office, Brunson dropped to his knee and put a hand on President Trump’s shoulder in prayer. Trump welcomed this released prisoner to the White House after being he was held in Turkey for more than two years.

Continued Efforts from the Trump Administration

In March 2019, Trump welcomed Danny Burch, an oil engineer who had been held in captivity for approximately 18 months in Yemen. During the time of his “welcome home” greeting to Burch, Trump also stated that there were a wide array of other negotiations currently happening. He could not disclose further information for fear of the negotiation failing due to it being exposed to the public.

Today, there are a number of U.S. citizens being held in various countries, including Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Iran. Most of the individuals who have been freed to date have come from the country of North Korea.

While Trump’s efforts have been impressive to date, especially when compared to former administrations, there are still 3,000 U.S. citizens imprisoned around the world. Approximately 100 of these individuals are considered hostages. What the United States knows about these individuals is mostly due to advocates, such as the former U.S. prisoner in Egypt, Mohamed Soltan, who states that he estimates there are another 15 Americans still being held in that country. There is at least one more American citizen being held on political grounds in the country of Turkey, as well as one (at least) in Saudi Arabia and approximately five in Iran.

Are Trump’s Efforts Enough?

There are many who are wondering if President Trump’s efforts are enough and why he isn’t doing more to get even more U.S. citizens released from foreign countries. However, compared to other administrations, his success has been significant and provided hope for those being held abroad, as well as their families who are still located domestically and hoping the President will have success in getting their loved ones released, as well.

147 thoughts on “Trump’s Extraordinary Crusade to Free Americans Imprisoned Abroad

  1. Hello there! Would you mind if I share your blog with my twitter group? There’s a lot of folks that I think would really appreciate your content. Please let me know. Thanks|

  2. We’re a group of volunteers and opening a new scheme in our community. Your site offered us with valuable info to work on. You’ve done a formidable job and our entire community will be thankful to you.|

  3. Thanks so much for giving me an update on this theme on your web site. Please realise that if a completely new post appears or if perhaps any modifications occur to the current post, I would be considering reading more and understanding how to make good use of those tactics you write about. Thanks for your time and consideration of other individuals by making this website available.

  4. Hi! Someone in my Facebook group shared this website with us so I came to look it over. I’m definitely enjoying the information. I’m book-marking and will be tweeting this to my followers! Great blog and superb design.|

  5. Hi, I do think this is a great website. I stumbledupon it 😉 I am going to return yet again since I bookmarked it. Money and freedom is the best way to change, may you be rich and continue to help other people.|

  6. Its like you read my mind! You seem to know a lot about this, like you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you can do with some pics to drive the message home a little bit, but other than that, this is wonderful blog. A great read. I’ll definitely be back.|

  7. Everyone loves what you guys tend to be up too. This type of clever work and exposure! Keep up the very good works guys I’ve included you guys to blogroll.|

  8. Hi! I’ve been reading your blog for a while now and finally got the courage to go ahead and give you a shout out from Huffman Tx! Just wanted to say keep up the great job!|

  9. Oh my goodness! Impressive article dude! Thank you, However I am encountering difficulties with your RSS. I don’t know the reason why I am unable to subscribe to it. Is there anybody else having identical RSS problems? Anyone that knows the solution can you kindly respond? Thanks!!|

  10. Does your blog have a contact page? I’m having a tough time locating it but, I’d like to send you an email. I’ve got some suggestions for your blog you might be interested in hearing. Either way, great site and I look forward to seeing it grow over time.|

  11. I will right away take hold of your rss feed as I can’t in finding your e-mail subscription link or e-newsletter service. Do you have any? Please allow me realize so that I may just subscribe. Thanks.|

  12. I don’t even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was good. I do not know who you are but definitely you are going to a famous blogger if you aren’t already 😉 Cheers!|

  13. Hmm is anyone else experiencing problems with the images on this blog loading? I’m trying to determine if its a problem on my end or if it’s the blog. Any responses would be greatly appreciated.|

  14. Hello just wanted to give you a quick heads up. The text in your content seem to be running off the screen in Chrome. I’m not sure if this is a formatting issue or something to do with browser compatibility but I figured I’d post to let you know. The design look great though! Hope you get the issue resolved soon. Cheers|

  15. Howdy! Do you know if they make any plugins to safeguard against hackers? I’m kinda paranoid about losing everything I’ve worked hard on. Any suggestions?|

  16. It’s perfect time to make some plans for the future and it’s time to be happy. I have read this post and if I could I wish to suggest you some interesting things or suggestions. Perhaps you could write next articles referring to this article. I wish to read more things about it!|

  17. Does your website have a contact page? I’m having problems locating it but, I’d like to shoot you an e-mail. I’ve got some creative ideas for your blog you might be interested in hearing. Either way, great blog and I look forward to seeing it grow over time.|

  18. Thank you for the good writeup. It in fact was a amusement account it. Look advanced to more added agreeable from you! By the way, how can we communicate?|

  19. I’ll immediately grab your rss feed as I can not find your email subscription hyperlink or e-newsletter service. Do you’ve any? Kindly permit me understand in order that I may just subscribe. Thanks.|

  20. Greetings from Los angeles! I’m bored at work so I decided to check out your website on my iphone during lunch break. I really like the info you present here and can’t wait to take a look when I get home. I’m amazed at how quick your blog loaded on my cell phone .. I’m not even using WIFI, just 3G .. Anyways, great blog!|

  21. I have been surfing on-line more than three hours lately, but I never discovered any attention-grabbing article like yours. It is beautiful worth sufficient for me. Personally, if all webmasters and bloggers made just right content material as you did, the net will likely be a lot more helpful than ever before.|

  22. Hey would you mind sharing which blog platform you’re working with? I’m going to start my own blog in the near future but I’m having a hard time making a decision between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal. The reason I ask is because your design and style seems different then most blogs and I’m looking for something completely unique. P.S Sorry for being off-topic but I had to ask!|

  23. Howdy just wanted to give you a quick heads up. The text in your post seem to be running off the screen in Chrome. I’m not sure if this is a formatting issue or something to do with browser compatibility but I thought I’d post to let you know. The design and style look great though! Hope you get the issue fixed soon. Thanks|

  24. Thanks for the auspicious writeup. It actually used to be a enjoyment account it. Glance advanced to far delivered agreeable from you! However, how could we keep in touch?|

  25. Write more, thats all I have to say. Literally, it seems as though you relied on the video to make your point. You clearly know what youre talking about, why throw away your intelligence on just posting videos to your site when you could be giving us something informative to read?|

  26. I would like to consider the opportunity of saying thanks to you for your professional advice I have always enjoyed visiting your site. I am looking forward to the actual commencement of my college research and the overall groundwork would never have been complete without browsing your web site. If I can be of any assistance to others, I might be ready to help by means of what I have learned from here.

  27. Wow! This can be one particular of the most useful blogs We’ve ever arrive across on this subject. Basically Fantastic. I am also a specialist in this topic therefore I can understand your hard work.

  28. I’m also writing to let you understand what a great experience our daughter developed reading your web site. She noticed many issues, including how it is like to have an excellent coaching style to make folks very easily have an understanding of certain complex subject areas. You undoubtedly did more than our own expectations. Many thanks for offering such insightful, trusted, informative and also fun tips about that topic to Ethel.

  29. What’s Taking place i’m new to this, I stumbled upon this I’ve found It positively helpful and it has aided me out loads. I’m hoping to give a contribution & help other customers like its helped me. Great job.

  30. Hey there, I think your site might be having browser compatibility issues. When I look at your blog site in Chrome, it looks fine but when opening in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping. I just wanted to give you a quick heads up! Other then that, very good blog!|

  31. I’m curious to find out what blog platform you have been working with? I’m experiencing some small security problems with my latest website and I would like to find something more risk-free. Do you have any suggestions?|

  32. Having read this I believed it was very enlightening. I appreciate you finding the time and energy to put this informative article together. I once again find myself personally spending a significant amount of time both reading and commenting. But so what, it was still worth it!|

  33. Hi, I do believe this is a great web site. I stumbledupon it 😉 I may come back yet again since i have book-marked it. Money and freedom is the best way to change, may you be rich and continue to guide other people.|

  34. Hi there, i read your blog occasionally and i own a similar one and i was just curious if you get a lot of spam feedback? If so how do you reduce it, any plugin or anything you can recommend? I get so much lately it’s driving me crazy so any help is very much appreciated.|

  35. Howdy very nice web site!! Man .. Beautiful .. Superb .. I will bookmark your blog and take the feeds also? I am happy to seek out so many useful info right here in the submit, we need develop more techniques in this regard, thanks for sharing. . . . . .|

  36. Hey, I think your website might be having browser compatibility issues. When I look at your blog in Safari, it looks fine but when opening in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping. I just wanted to give you a quick heads up! Other then that, superb blog!|

  37. I know this web page offers quality based content and other material, is there any other website which provides these kinds of information in quality?|

  38. Hey exceptional website! Does running a blog similar to this take a great deal of work? I have virtually no understanding of computer programming however I had been hoping to start my own blog in the near future. Anyways, if you have any recommendations or tips for new blog owners please share. I know this is off topic however I just wanted to ask. Cheers!|

  39. Its like you learn my mind! You appear to know a lot approximately this, such as you wrote the book in it or something. I feel that you simply can do with some to power the message home a little bit, but other than that, that is magnificent blog. An excellent read. I will definitely be back.|

  40. Do you have a spam problem on this website; I also am a blogger, and I was curious about your situation; we have created some nice practices and we are looking to swap strategies with other folks, why not shoot me an email if interested.|

  41. Hi, always i used to check blog posts here in the early hours in the daylight, since i enjoy to gain knowledge of more and more.|

  42. I love your blog.. very nice colors & theme. Did you design this website yourself or did you hire someone to do it for you? Plz reply as I’m looking to construct my own blog and would like to find out where u got this from. cheers|

  43. Hello there! I could have sworn I’ve been to this site before but after checking through some of the post I realized it’s new to me. Nonetheless, I’m definitely delighted I found it and I’ll be book-marking and checking back often!|

  44. Hi exceptional website! Does running a blog such as this take a lot of work? I have virtually no expertise in computer programming but I had been hoping to start my own blog soon. Anyways, should you have any suggestions or techniques for new blog owners please share. I know this is off subject but I just needed to ask. Kudos!|

  45. Its like you read my mind! You appear to know a lot about this, like you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you can do with some pics to drive the message home a bit, but instead of that, this is excellent blog. A great read. I’ll certainly be back.|

  46. It’s a pity you don’t have a donate button! I’d without a doubt donate to this excellent blog! I suppose for now i’ll settle for book-marking and adding your RSS feed to my Google account. I look forward to brand new updates and will talk about this blog with my Facebook group. Chat soon!|

  47. Fantastic beat ! I wish to apprentice whilst you amend your web site, how could i subscribe for a blog website? The account helped me a appropriate deal. I were tiny bit acquainted of this your broadcast offered bright clear idea|

  48. I just could not go away your web site prior to suggesting that I actually enjoyed the standard info a person supply for your visitors? Is gonna be again ceaselessly to inspect new posts|

  49. I’m curious to find out what blog system you’re utilizing? I’m experiencing some minor security issues with my latest blog and I would like to find something more risk-free. Do you have any suggestions?|

  50. Hello! This is my 1st comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and tell you I really enjoy reading your articles. Can you recommend any other blogs/websites/forums that go over the same subjects? Thank you!|

  51. Does your website have a contact page? I’m having trouble locating it but, I’d like to shoot you an email. I’ve got some creative ideas for your blog you might be interested in hearing. Either way, great blog and I look forward to seeing it grow over time.|

  52. After exploring a number of the articles on your website, I really appreciate your technique of blogging. I saved as a favorite it to my bookmark webpage list and will be checking back in the near future. Take a look at my website as well and let me know how you feel.|

  53. I like the helpful information you provide in your articles. I will bookmark your weblog and check again here regularly. I am quite sure I’ll learn many new stuff right here! Best of luck for the next!|

  54. I’m very happy to find this page. I wanted to thank you for your time just for this wonderful read!! I definitely really liked every part of it and I have you book marked to check out new stuff on your website.|

  55. I’m not sure exactly why but this blog is loading extremely slow for me. Is anyone else having this problem or is it a problem on my end? I’ll check back later on and see if the problem still exists.|

  56. Thank you for the auspicious writeup. It in fact was a amusement account it. Look advanced to far added agreeable from you! By the way, how could we communicate?|

  57. I blog often and I seriously thank you for your information. This article has truly peaked my
    interest. I’m going to bookmark your site and keep checking for new information about once a week.
    I subscribed to your Feed too.

  58. What’s up i am kavin, its my first time to commenting anyplace, when i read this piece of writing i thought i could also create comment due to this brilliant article.

  59. Hi there! This blog post couldn’t be written much better!
    Reading through this article reminds me of my previous roommate!
    He constantly kept talking about this. I’ll send this post to him.
    Fairly certain he will have a great read. I appreciate you
    for sharing!

  60. Hey! I know this is kinda off topic but I
    was wondering which blog platform are you using for this website?
    I’m getting fed up of WordPress because I’ve had issues with hackers and I’m
    looking at options for another platform. I would be fantastic if you
    could point me in the direction of a good platform.

  61. Hello! I know this is somewhat off topic but I was wondering
    which blog platform are you using for this site?
    I’m getting fed up of WordPress because I’ve had issues with hackers
    and I’m looking at options for another platform. I would be
    great if you could point me in the direction of a good platform.

  62. Definitely believe that which you said. Your favorite reason seemed to be on the internet the
    simplest thing to be aware of. I say to you, I definitely get irked while people consider worries that they plainly do not know about.
    You managed to hit the nail upon the top and also defined
    out the whole thing without having side effect , people could take a signal.
    Will likely be back to get more. Thanks

  63. We’re a group of volunteers and opening a brand new scheme in our
    community. Your website offered us with valuable information to work on. You’ve performed a formidable job and our entire group shall be thankful to you.

  64. Fantastic beat ! I would like to apprentice while you amend your web site,
    how could i subscribe for a blog website? The account helped
    me a acceptable deal. I have been a little bit familiar of this your broadcast offered bright
    clear idea

  65. Hello there! I know this is kind of off topic but I was wondering which blog platform are
    you using for this site? I’m getting tired of WordPress because I’ve had issues with hackers and
    I’m looking at options for another platform. I would be fantastic if you could point
    me in the direction of a good platform.

  66. Does your blog have a contact page? I’m having problems
    locating it but, I’d like to shoot you an e-mail.
    I’ve got some creative ideas for your blog you might
    be interested in hearing. Either way, great blog and
    I look forward to seeing it develop over time.

  67. I’m really enjoying the design and layout of your blog.
    It’s a very easy on the eyes which makes it much more pleasant for me to come here and visit
    more often. Did you hire out a designer to create your theme?

    Outstanding work!

  68. When I originally commented I clicked the “Notify me when new comments are added” checkbox
    and now each time a comment is added I get three emails with the same comment.
    Is there any way you can remove people from that service?
    Bless you!

Comments are closed.

Ad Blocker Detected!

Advertisements fund this website. Please disable your adblocking software or whitelist our website.
Thank You!