UPDATED 12:30 PM PT – Tuesday, August 25, 2020
A group of freed hostages praised the president last night for bringing them home. During the first night of this year’s Republican National Convention, six Americans, who were previously held hostage abroad, sat down with President Trump and thanked him for his actions.
The president gave each person the opportunity to share their unique story of how they were arrested and held captive by different countries.
According to their testimonies, many were required to serve extensive prison sentences until President Trump stepped in.
One Utah couple said they served 23 months in a Caracas prison following their wedding ceremony. They had been wrongly accused of stockpiling weapons.
“We were held hostage in Venezuela for two years and you helped us get out,” stated freed hostage Joshua Holt. “It was a great honor to be able to meet you when we got back.”
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In total, the Trump administration has brought back over 50 Americans from 22 different countries. The president has said he will continue to fight to bring more detained Americans home.