The news came after Trump officials secured a secret deal with Turkey regarding Brunson's release, two years after he was arrested. The deal reportedly involves easing economic sanctions on Turkey.
Trump personally called upon Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to release Brunson in July, after the pastor was denied release in a trial hearing. Turkish authorities had charged him with terrorism.
According to reports on Friday, the Turkish court sentenced him to time served and ordered his immediate release.