Donald Trump is teasing a possible prisoner release from North Korea, but in typical Trump fashion, he can’t just go with the truth:
As everybody is aware, the past Administration has long been asking for three hostages to be released from a North Korean Labor camp, but to no avail. Stay tuned!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 3, 2018
The past administration has long been asking for it, you say?
The three Americans, Kim Dong Chul, Kim Hak-song and Kim Sang Duk, also known as Tony Kim, have been detained in North Korea for months. Kim Dong Chul has been in North Korean custody since before Trump was elected, and the other two detainees were arrested last spring, after Trump’s inauguration and as tensions between Washington and Pyongyang were beginning to ramp up.
Boy, even President Obama’s biggest fans probably didn’t know he was so amazing he could be asking for the release of people who hadn’t even been detained yet.
Rudy Giuliani confirmed that the prisoners would be released Thursday on Fox & Friends, if you can consider something said not by a member of the administration but by one of Trump’s personal lawyers to count as confirmation. The White House has not confirmed the news.