A lot of Americans are going to be shocked with President’s Trump’s latest statements regarding Kim Jong-Un and the late Otto Warmbier.
On Thursday morning, President Trump told the media that he didn’t think Kim Jong-Un had anything to do with the treatment of Warmbier, while the student was in captivity in North Korea. That isn’t going to play well with Otto’s parents, I am sure. Trump seemed to blame it on others within the government and that Kim expressed remorse for what happened but claimed he knew nothing about it.
Warmbier, an American student, was imprisoned and tortured in North Korea after he was charged with stealing one of the communist regime’s propaganda posters. His condition, when returned to the United States, was horrific. The Obama Administration wouldn’t bring Warmbier home and it fell on President Trump, who worked out the deal and made it happen.
Warmbier had been in captivity for approximately 17 months. Almost immediately after arriving back in the United States, Otto passed away. America learned that he had been in a coma for over a year.
President Trump claimed: “I don’t believe he would have allowed that,” and “he felt very badly about it.” This almost matched what POTUS did with Russian President Vladimir Putin about Russia’s role in interfering in the 2016 election, when he said: “he tells me that he didn’t know about it and I will take him at his word.”
If this is the case and Trump is accepting Kim’s denial of Warmbier’s death, it certainly won’t play well with American voters who had previously expressed anger at North Korea’s role in Warmbier’s death.