Man Released By Taliban Didn’t Believe Trump Was Elected President

'It didn’t enter my mind that he was being serious,' Joshua Boyle said of the president.

October 16, 2017 2:16 pm

After spending five years in Taliban captivity, Joshua Boyle didn’t believe his captors when they told him that Donald Trump had been elected president.

“It didn’t enter my mind that he was being serious,” Boyle recounted in an interview with the Toronto Star. 

He and his American wife, Caitlin Coleman, were given almost no information about life in the outside world while they were held captive by the Haqqani network. 

Since being rescued earlier this month, they and their three children have returned to Canada to begin a new life; they were also unaware that Justin Trudeau had been elected as the country’s Prime Minister until they were rescued.

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