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Democrats Praise Trump’s Diplomacy in Securing Hostage Release

Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) told the mainstream media that the president 'deserves credit' for getting the job done.

By NTK Staff | 05.10.2018 @12:28pm

Democrats might be jumping on the Trump Train after the president and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo secured the release of three American prisoners in North Korea. A number of Democratic officials praised the president’s diplomacy on cable news on Wednesday, following the prisoners’ return to the United States.

Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) called it “good news,” and he told MSNBC’s Hallie Jackson that the president engineered this win.

“It’s a victory for the American people,” he said. “And it’s under Donald Trump, so absolutely, we give him credit.”

On CNN, Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) also credited the president for the prisoners’ release:

“Yes, I believe the Trump administration deserves credit for bringing these hostages back from North Korea,” he told CNN’s John Berman and Poppy Harlow.

Lieu slammed the Kim regime in North Korea for taking the hostages in the first place, but he praised the president for pursuing diplomacy.

Trump welcomed the former prisoners home early Thursday morning.

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