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Pres. Trump meets with pastor Brunson after his release from Turkish custody

President Trump welcomes American pastor Andrew Brunson to the White House, after being released from a Turkish jail he was held in for two years. In the Oval Office Saturday, the president greeted the Brunson family, and told the pastor he can celebrate and rest now that he’s back on U.S. soil. Brunson thanked the president for his efforts to return him home, and said a prayer for him and the country.



Pres. Trump vows there will be ‘severe punishment’ if Saudi Arabia behind journalist death

President Trump says his administration would be ‘very upset and angry’ if Saudi Arabia were found to have murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi.’ He made the comment during a 60 Minutes interview set to air on Sunday. He said nobody knows if the reporter was killed but we’ll probably be able to find out. The president also said the matter is being investigated and ‘looked at very strongly’ but pointed out the Saudi government has ‘vehemently denied’ it.


Pastor Brunson meets with Grenell while refueling in Germany

Pastor Andrew Brunson meets with the U.S. ambassador of Germany, during a brief stop at a U.S. Air base on his way back to the U.S. Early Saturday morning, ambassador Richard Grenell presented Brunson with a U.S. flag as the pastor made a routine stop for refueling and a quick medical exam before he made the last leg of his trip back home. At a campaign rally in Ohio, President Trump said Brunson would probably visit the oval office Saturday.



U.S. farmers reportedly hit hard by trade dispute with China

Dairy farmers express concern, as trade tensions between China and the U.S. begin to effect America’s agriculture sector. China rolled out 25 percent tariffs on a number of goods — including dairy products — in July, following the enactment of U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum goods. U.S. farmers were hit hard by the recent penalties, and have urged the administration to make de-escalating the trade dispute with china a top-priority.


First lady visits Egypt on last stop in visit to Africa

Melania Trump meets with Egyptian President Aabdah Fatal Al-sisi and the first lady, during her final stop in her visit to Africa. The first lady landed in Cairo Saturday where she was received by her Egyptian counterpart and later headed to the presidential palace. She also visited the great pyramids of Giza as well as the Sphinx as part of her visit to the nation.