Best story of the day
Obama had absolutely no idea how to negotiate at all. He was weak in every foreign interaction, and that is a big reason why we have a foreign policy mess on our hands in 2017.
Apparently, an American Charity worker was jailed in Egypt and Obama was unable to get him back to the states.
However, with President Trump’s strong negotiating skills, he was able to save this man and get him back to safety!
Full story from The Hill:
“A U.S. charity worker returned home after President Trump and aides quietly worked to secure her release from from an Egyptian jail after nearly three years, according to the Washington Post.
Aya Hijazi, a U.S. citizen, her Egyptian husband Mohamed Hassanein and four other humanitarian workers were freed after weeks of behind-the-scenes negotiation by the Trump administration.
Trump met with Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi at the White House early this month.
The Post reports that Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Deputy National Security Adviser Dina Powell met with al-Sisi this week to arrange the prisoners’ release. As Mattis traveled on to Israel, Powell and military aide Air Force Maj. Wes Spurlock accompanied Hijazi, Hassanein and their family.
A U.S. government aircraft brought the group to the U.S. late Thursday night.
Hijazi and her brother, Basel, are set to visit the White House to meet with Trump, his daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner, a senior administration official told the Post.
“We’re very grateful that President Trump personally engaged with the issue. Working closely with the Trump administration was very important for my family at this critical time. It let us be reunited as a family. We’re so grateful,” Basel Hijazi said in a mid-flight phone interview with the Post Thursday.”
According to the Washington Post, Obama utterly FAILED to get this man back into the states:
The Obama administration unsuccessfully pressed Sissi’s government for their release. It was not until Trump moved to reset U.S. relations with Egypt by embracing Sissi at the White House on April 3 — he publicly hailed the autocrat’s leadership as “fantastic” and offered the U.S. government’s “strong backing” — that Egypt’s posture changed. Last Sunday, a court in Cairo dropped all charges against Hijazi and the others.
Looks like Trump just scored ANOTHER point over Obama, which is great! Sooner or later, Obama will just be a bump in the road and LONG forgotten in American history!