President Trump has been lambasted in the media and among liberal critics who deride him for his purported racism and misogyny. In fact, 88% of all media coverage about Trump has been “hostile.”
Yet in only three months in office, our new president has struck a deal with Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi for the release of an Egyptian-American woman who was imprisoned in Cairo for several years.
According to Daily Caller:
Aya Hijazi, 30, a U.S. citizen and humanitarian worker, had been in prison for three years on child abuse and trafficking charges — which the U.S. dismissed as false — because she operated a nonprofit dedicated to helping kids on the street with her husband. Last week, an Egyptian court dropped all charges against her.
Trump sent a U.S. government airplane to bring Hijazi and her family back home Thursday night. They were reportedly personally escorted by Air Force Maj. Wes Spurlock, and landed in Washington about 10 p.m.
“First and foremost, there have been countless number of people advocating for Aya Hijazi’s freedom,” Wade McMullen – Hijazi’s lawyer – told NBC News. “I think Trump and his team deserve credit for making this a priority at the most critical time in her case.”
Hijazi had been detained for 33 months in isolation, not even having access to her lawyer.
Her husband has also been released, along with four other humanitarian workers.
Barack Obama – who touted his “success” in dealing with Middle Eastern nations, as well as being a self-described proponent of womens’ rights – was unable to achieve the release of Hijazi during his tenure as POTUS due to his poor relationship with the Egyptian government.
This is sounding more and more like Carter-Reagan redux.