Trump To Captives: You ‘Probably Broke The All-Time-In-History’ 3 AM TV Rating

US President Donald Trump (L) applauds as US detainee Kim Dong-chul (2nd R) gestures upon his return with Kim Hak-song (hidden behind) and Tony Kim (2nd L) after they were released by North Korea, at Joint Base Andre... US President Donald Trump (L) applauds as US detainee Kim Dong-chul (2nd R) gestures upon his return with Kim Hak-song (hidden behind) and Tony Kim (2nd L) after they were released by North Korea, at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on May 10, 2018. - US President Donald Trump greeted the three US citizens released by North Korea at the air base near Washington early on May 10, underscoring a much needed diplomatic win and a stepping stone to a historic summit with Kim Jong Un. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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May 10, 2018 8:00 a.m.

A buoyant President Donald Trump greeted the three captives from North Korea Thursday at the Joint Base Andrews tarmac, saying “I think you probably broke the all-time-in-history television rating for three o’clock in the morning.”

Thrilled about the captive transfer and upcoming summit with North Korea, Trump mused aloud over how the international breakthroughs will affect his legacy. “My proudest achievement will be— this is a part of it, but it will be when we denuclearize that entire peninsula,” he said. “This is what people have been waiting for for a long time. Nobody thought we could be on this track in terms of the speed.”

Though the details have not been confirmed, the U.S.-North Korea summit will reportedly likely be held in Singapore in a few week’s time.

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