Imagine being an American abroad and being taken in the middle of the night and tossed into a jail cell. Naturally, after the panic starts to subside, you think to yourself, “It’s only a matter of time before my country saves me!”
But then, you realize Barack Obama is your president and you spend the next 3 years of your life in a disgusting, Egyptian prison hole.
It’s no wonder that this poor girl is thanking her lucky stars that Trump is president now.
Business Insider reports:
The Trump administration negotiated the release of a US citizen who was held in an Egyptian prison for three years.
Aya Hijazi, who is of Egyptian-American heritage, was released and brought back to her family in Washington, The Washington Post reported on Thursday.
Hijazi was in Egypt running a nongovernmental organization that was seen as an anti-Egyptian scheme by Egyptian security officials, according to The Post. Her Egyptian husband and four coworkers were arrested as well.
President Barack Obama attempted to negotiate their release with Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi; however, the chilled relationship between the two countries complicated the talks.
It wasn’t until President Donald Trump invited Sissi to the White House earlier this month — an act that drew ire from critics of Sissi’s authoritarian government — that relations with Egypt appeared to stabilize. During the meeting, Trump called Sissi’s leadership as “fantastic” and said that Egypt had “strong backing” from the US government, The Post reported.
Hijazi is scheduled to meet Trump at the White House on Friday.
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