President Trump said Saturday he didn’t make any bargains to get Pastor Andrew Brunson released from a Turkish prison on Friday.
“There was NO DEAL made with Turkey for the release and return of Pastor Andrew Brunson. I don’t make deals for hostages,” Trump tweeted.
“There was, however, great appreciation on behalf of the United States, which will lead to good, perhaps great, relations between the United States & Turkey!”
In an earlier tweet, Trump said he will welcome the American clergyman at the Oval Office at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.