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Trump greets 3 Americans released by North Korea as they land outside Washington

President Trump, first lady Melania Trump, and Vice President Mike Pence were among the officials who greeted three former American hostages when they landed at Joint Base Andrews outside Washington early Thursday morning. North Korea had released the Americans — Kim Dong Chul, Kim Hak Song, and Tony Kim — to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday, and Pompeo had flown them back on the U.S. government plane. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un released the Americans before a summit with Trump tentatively scheduled to take place in Singapore in June.

When Trump asked the former hostages how it feels to be back on U.S. soil, one of them, through a translator, said "it's like a dream and we are very, very happy."