President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump and Vice President Mike Pence welcomed home the three liberated detainees when they arrived at Andrews Air Force Base after being released by North Korea.
“But as they came down the stairs, the joy on their faces, their appreciation for the people of the United States, for their countrymen, for the president,” Pence recalled, “and frankly their gratitude to God, was deeply moving.”
According to Vice President Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo informed him that one of the recently freed Americans made a request:
“.@SecPompeo told me told me that when the plane refueled in Anchorage, one of the detainees asked to go outside the plane because he hadn’t seen daylight in a very long time.”
The vice president communicated with Otto Warmbier’s family on Wednesday. Warmbier was a detainee who deceased soon after being released by the despotic North Korean regime in 2017.
Otto Warmbier’s father described his son’s condition, noting that “he had a feeding tube coming out of his nose, he was staring blankly into space, jerking violently” and he also explained, “He was blind. He was deaf. As we looked at him and tried to comfort him it looked like someone had taken a pair of pliers and rearranged his bottom teeth.”
Today President Trump announced that his upcoming meeting with Kim Jong-un will be held June 12thin the nation of Singapore.