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>> I'm not going to say anything, I'm just saying this is a tremendous step.>> US President Donald Trump hailing Turkey's release of US pastor Andrew Brunson after two years in Angorra's custody.>> I do wanna thank President Erdogan for making this possible. You understand what I mean by that.
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>> Yes.>> It wasn't easy.>> At the White House on Saturday with the pastor, Trump denied cutting a deal with Ankora, and said no ransom was paid.>> We've been negotiating long and hard. We do not pay ransom in this country, otherwise you'll have big problems and lots of problems, lots of things will happen.
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>> President Erdogan responded to the thanks from Trump by posting a message on Twitter saying Brunson's release was due to a court decision and not the Turkish president. On Friday, a Turkish court sentenced Brunson to prison on terrorism charges, but said he would not serve any further time after having already served more than three years.
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Brunson, who has lived in Turkey for more than 20 years, had been charged with having links to Kurdish militants and supporters of a US based Muslim cleric. Brunson has denied the accusations.>> We especially want to thank the administration.>> At the White House, Brunson and his wife Noreen said prayers for Trump.
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>> Lord God I ask that you call out your Holy Spirit on President Trump, that you give him supernatural wisdom.>> The spirit of knowledge and fear of the Lord. Amen.>> Thank you very much
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]. Could I ask you one question?>> Yes.>> Who did you vote for?
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>>
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Brunson's release will also likely score points with US Evangelical Christians, a big part of Trump's base, and potentially important with the November midterm elections approach.