*From:* Debra Saunders [mailto:xxx@reviewjournal.com]
*Sent:* Friday, February 2, 2018 1:34 PM
*Subject:* Fwd: In-Town Pool #4 Defectors

POTUS discussed his phone conversation with South Korean President Moon and referenced his talk with Japanese PM Abe on talks about the Olympics. Its a very tricky situation, he said.

He asked all seven defectors to tell their stories. Four did so with a translator. Three spoke in English.

After each story, Trump said something like, tough stuff and congratulated the defectors on getting free.

For their part defectors were very grateful for the attention Trump gave to their plight during the State of the Union address.

Please see transcript for more information as it is no picnic typing this in a moving van.

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