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Prisoner Comparison: Negotiations in the Trump Administration Versus Obama

KATZ: "Trump can get three prisoners out of North Korea without offering so much as a cup of coffee."

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President Donald Trump welcomed home three American prisoners from North Korea Thursday morning, citing their release as proof that his efforts and policies of diplomacy have been effective.  

Kim Dong Chul, Kim Hak-song and Kim Sang Duk stepped off a plane outside Washington after being released only yesterday.

WIBC host Tony Katz celebrated the historic moment, offering a comparison of diplomacy and negotiations under Trump's administration versus the Obama years.

"This was done without giving out anything. Contrast this with Bowe Bergdahl, who President Obama gave up very highly ranked individuals for - five of them, all associated with ISIS. We were doing a prisoner exchange for a guy we weren't really sure about; he was a deserter. Do you know how many people died searching for him?

Yet, President Trump can get three out of North Korea without so much as offering a free cup of coffee."

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