President Trump said that Pakistan’s cooperation in securing the release of a U.S.-Canadian couple and their children who had been held by the Taliban-linked Haqqani network signaled a new respect for the United States.
President Donald Trump thanked the government of Pakistan for assisting in the release of a U.S. hostage and her family held in held in captivity for five years – and said the nation was beginning to ‘respect’ the U.S.
American Caitlan Coleman, 31, was freed Wednesday night along with her husband Joshua Boyle, 34, and their three young children in an exchange facilitated by Pakistan.
Coleman and her husband had been kidnapped traveling in Afghanistan and had been held for five years.
‘The Pakistani Government’s cooperation is a sign that it is honoring America’s wish that it do more to provide security in the region and I want to thank the Pakistani government,’ Trump said at the White House before signing an executive order to try to roll back Obamacare.