President Trump to meet with US pastor Andrew Brunson at White House after release from Turkey

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump plans Saturday to meet with Rev. Andrew Brunson, hours after his administration successfully negotiated the American pastor’s release after being held for two years in Turkey. 

Brunson, whose detention caused a deep rift in United States-Turkey relations, is expected to land sometime around noon at Andrews Air Force Base then will meet with Trump at 2:30 p.m. at the White House. 

The president posted about their meeting on Twitter Saturday morning. 

“Pastor Andrew Brunson, released by Turkey, will be with me in the Oval Office at 2:30 P.M. (this afternoon). It will be wonderful to see and meet him,” Trump said. “He is a great Christian who has been through such a tough experience. I would like to thank President @RT_Erdogan for his help!”

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