After three years of being held as a prisoner on bogus charges, she’s finally a free woman!
President Donald Trump has welcomed an Egyptian-US charity worker, whom he helped release after nearly three years detained in Cairo, to the White House.
The president said he was “very happy” that Aya Hijazi, 30, was flown back to the US on Thursday night.
Ms Hijazi, whose charity cared for street children, faced child abuse charges branded false by rights groups.
Her release was reportedly agreed before Mr Trump met Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi this month.
…Ms Hijazi, a US citizen with dual nationality, and her Egyptian husband, Mohamed Hassanein, set up the Belady Foundation in 2013 to aid street children.
The couple were arrested a year later along with four other humanitarian workers, whose release has also been secured.
..Mr Trump was accused by critics of embracing a dictator when he rolled out the red carpet for President Sisi at the White House earlier this month.
But US media report the cosy bilateral capped a flurry of behind-the-scenes diplomacy by Trump administration officials to secure Ms Hijazi’s release.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer said on Friday that Mr Trump had addressed the case “directly” with Mr Sisi during his visit. — BBC
This comes as welcome news to those who have been calling for her release for so long.
And it is one more piece of evidence for those who find the media’s ‘Trump Sucks’ narrative a little tough to swallow.
The only question is? Why was Trump able to secure her release in the first hundred days when Obama wasn’t able to in the last three years?
Is Trump THAT good? Or was Obama THAT lame?
Let’s ask our readers!
Either way, Obama is more like President Carter than ‘the news’ would have us believe.