Trump meets 3 Americans freed from North Korea

The three men -- Kim Dong Chul, Kim Hak Song and Kim Sang Duk, also known as Tony Kim -- had been detained for more than a year.
2:55 | 05/10/18

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Let's take a look. There they are, those three American prisoners held captive in North Korea. That is the moment they came back to the United States. They were greeted by president trump and the first lady overnight. Flashing signs, peace signs as they left the plane saying it was like a dream to be back home in America. I bet it was. And the president also sharing this video, a look inside the plane as they met for the first time. That was quite a moment. Our chief global affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz has the latest, joins us from Washington. Good morning, Martha. Reporter: Good morning, robin. It could not have been more dramatic. In the middle of the night, the president and first lady traveling to joint base Andrews and boarding that plane that brought the Americans home to freedom. It was a remarkable reception. Just after 3:00 A.M., the three American prisoners released from North Korea stepped out of that plane and into a made for TV moment produced by the president himself. A flash of victory sign. A cheer from the airmen at joint base Andrews and they were home. One saying, "It's like a dream." This is a special night for these three really great people. Reporter: Awaiting them on the tarmac, vice president pence, and secretary of state Mike Pompeo who helped secure the release of the prisoners with north Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. We're starting off on a new footing. This is a wonderful thing that he released the folks early. That was a big thing. Very important to me. Reporter: The president thanking Kim ee fusisticly for releasing the men ahead of the upcoming summit. We want to thank Kim Jong-un who really was excellent to these three incredible people. He was nice in letting them go before the meeting. Frankly, we didn't think this was going to lap and it did. Reporter: Two of the three Americans of Korean descent had been held since last year, one since 2015. The release clears one last obstacle for that historic summit, the pnt sounding optimistic. My proudest achievement will be -- this is a part of it, but will be when we denuclearize that entire peninsula. We have the location set and we will see if we can do something that people did not think was going to happen for many, many years. Reporter: The president says the location of the summit will be revealed in the next few days, surprisingly, it will not be on the dmz as the president had earlier hinted. As for those three Americans they have been taken to Walter reed for further evaluation and medical treatment. But all appear to be in good health. George. Let's hope that is true. Martha, thanks very much.

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