“AP: Can you tell me a little bit about how that came about?
“TRUMP: No, just — you know, I asked the [Egyptian] government to let her out. …[Aya Hijazi, an Egyptian-American charity worker, jailed for three years]…
“TRUMP: You know Obama worked on it for three years, got zippo, zero.”
Trump, the master salesman, asked for the sale. He just asked. He did “the big ask” from The Art of The Deal. He got it.