Navy veteran Michael White had been held hostage for over a year and a half until his release today from Iran.
He spoke to the media upon his arrival back in the US. He thanked President Trump for helping to free him:
“I want to thank President Trump for helping to free me.”
President Trump made the announcement earlier today about the release of Michael White:
“I am happy to announce that Navy Veteran, Michael White, who has been detained by Iran for 683 days, is on a Swiss plane that just left Iranian Airspace. We expect him to be home with his family in America very soon.”
“I will never stop working to secure the release of all Americans held hostage overseas! Thank you, Switzerland for your great assistance.”