June 5, 2020 | Jon Dougherty

A U.S. Navy veteran and cancer survivor held captive in Iran for nearly two years was released on Thursday and immediately thanked President Donald Trump for his freedom.

Michael White, 48, arrived at Dulles International Airport on a flight from Zurich, Switzerland, where he was taken to be handed off to American officials following his release by Iranian authorities.

In a post-flight interview with Fox News, White said he managed to sleep for a few hours on the trans-Atlantic flight after eating a steak dinner.

Upon hearing the news that White was back in the United States, President Trump took to Twitter to welcome him home early Friday morning.

“So great to have Michael home. Just arrived. Very exciting. Thank you to Iran,” he wrote.

He also gave the Iranians a bit of diplomatic advice.

“Don’t wait until after U.S. Election to make the Big deal. I’m going to win. You’ll make a better deal now!” Trump wrote.

LOL!!! Welcome Home!