President TrumpDonald John TrumpPrevention is a critical tool in the fight against addiction USMCA is a needed reprieve from Trump-induced uncertainty Sam Donaldson slams Sarah Sanders: She’s had ‘a lifetime achievement Oscar for lying’ MORE called himself the “greatest hostage negotiator this country has ever had” at a campaign rally in Green Bay, Wis., on Saturday night.“The other day our great hostage negotiator made the statement that Trump is the greatest hostage negotiator this country has ever had,” Trump said, referring to a tweet he shared the day before in which he claimed a “Cheif Hostage Negotiator (sic)” called him the “greatest hostage negotiator” in U.S. history.“President Donald J. Trump is the greatest hostage negotiator that I know of in the history of the United States. 20 hostages, many in impossible circumstances, have been released in last two years. No money was paid.” Cheif Hostage Negotiator, USA!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 26, 2019“I put it out. Why not? You know, a lot of time if you are not going to brag about it, no one else is. You might as well do it. True,” he said.”So, our ambassador made the statement and the press picked it up and they were going after me, ‘It’s not true,’ ‘It’s not true,’” Trump continued. “And then he called them and he said, ‘No, it is true.”“And instead of saying, ‘It’s true,’ they stopped talking about it,” Trump said, referring to the news media. “Fake news.” According to The Washington Post, White House press secretary Sarah SandersSarah Elizabeth SandersSam Donaldson slams Sarah Sanders: ‘She’s had a lifetime achievement Oscar for lying’ Sanders, Pence field questions from kids on Take Your Child to Work Day Don’t let this year’s WHCA dinner turn into another political disaster MORE attributed the original quote Trump shared on Twitter lauding himself as the “greatest hostage negotiator” in U.S. history to Robert C. O’Brien, who serves as a special presidential envoy for hostage affairs at the State Department.Trump shared the quote on Twitter Friday shortly after he denied that the U.S. paid North Korea after the country reportedly billed the U.S. for treatment of Otto Warmbier, an American student who was held as prisoner by the foreign nation and later died shortly after returning home in a coma. 

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