Trump stuns Twitter with patriotic, yet curious, video celebrating American freed from Egypt

Michael Walsh
·Reporter

President Trump promoted a video on his Twitter page that had production values that didn’t quite reflect the highest office in the land.

The patriotic video set to the anthem “God Bless the U.S.A.” celebrates a genuinely positive turn of events: the release of Aya Hijazi, a 30-year-old U.S. citizen and aid worker, from an Egyptian prison late Thursday. The video slowly pans down a hopeful Washington Post story about how the Trump administration had negotiated the release of Hijazi and her husband, Mohamed Hassanein.

Trump welcomed Hijazi to the Oval Office earlier in the day on Friday. She was arrested in Egypt in 2014, but human rights groups said she had been held on fabricated charges.

Despite the inspirational story, many viewers on social media said they were distracted by its amateurish quality.

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Here’s just some of the early reaction.

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