Trump tells media: "It's early in the morning. I think you probably broke the all time in history television rating for 3 in the morning." pic.twitter.com/yvzwyKbZ8P— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) May 10, 2018
President Trump greeted three American prisoners freed by North Korea Thursday morning, marking a significant diplomatic milestone between the longtime adversaries.
The freed prisoners, Kim Dong-chul, Tony Kim and Kim Hak-song, were escorted back to the U.S. by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, arriving at Joint Base Andrews outside of Washington, D.C. at 2:42 a.m. Thursday.
Shortly after, Trump and first lady Melania Trump boarded the plane to meet the Americans before accompanying them to the tarmac.
"The fact we were able to get them out so soon was a tribute to a lot of things," President Trump said to a crowd of journalists. "I just want to say, this is a special night."