Over the weekend, Donald Trump managed to free another American citizen who was being held hostage in a foreign country.
It was a Christian pastor, named Andrew Bruson, originally from North Carolina, who has been leading a tiny church in the Turkish city of Izmir for more than 20 years. A dangerous place to be a Christian missionary, especially under the authoritarian Turkish leader, Recep Erdogan. He loved pushing around Obama, and Merkel too.
Trump has been showing he’s no Obama since he took office.
So when the Turks seized this American, Pastor Brunson, they thought they were living in the pre-Trump era. They weren’t after cash; they were after the deportation of a Muslim preacher named Fethullah Gulen.
(And hadn’t Barack Obama done exactly that for a “prisoner” named Bowe Bergdahl, the U.S. soldier who deserted in Afghanistan? Obama has since admitted that, you know, he’s not so good at this hostage thing...)
Trump — he’s brought home 17 hostages. Plus the remains of U.S. soldiers from 65 years ago.
Without releasing terrorists. Without paying billions. Without humiliating America.
Donald Trump literally pushed Turkey into a recession. And Turkey finally caved.
Trudeau? He doesn’t lift a finger for friends. In fact, believe it or not, it was Trump who rescued Joshua Boyle in 2017, and gave him to Trudeau. Trudeau had a lovely family visit with Boyle — who was later charged with violent sexual assault.
No punishment for kidnapping a Canadian. Rewards for terrorists. And help to get home.
So we’re going to get more.
Let me end with a beautiful scene — mocked by the liberal media — of Trump and Pastor Brunson. It was in the White House — same place Obama praised the deserter Bergdahl. Here’s Pastron Brunson, praying for Trump — in English, to Jesus, not in Arabic, to Mohammed, as Bergdahl’s dad did.
I'm not a Christian, and I’m not particularly religious.
But I hope for every captive American (and Canadian) in the world, that Donald Trump continues to succeed — don’t you?
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