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President Trump Denies The U.S. Paid North Korea Any Money For Otto Warmbier

After the media reported that President Trump paid North Korea (NK) $2 million in healthcare fees for the late Otto Warmbier, the Commander-in-chief put out a statement via Twitter, on Friday morning, that never happened.

When I first heard anything about this so-called bill from NK, the story was relayed how the communist country “billed” the United States for keeping Warmbier in their care while he was sick. I didn’t hear them claim Trump paid the bill until later in the evening and I was going to write about that until I learned President Trump had responded.

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The U.S. received a $2 million hospital bill from the North Korean government for the care of American Otto Warmbier, who fell into a coma for unknown reasons while he was imprisoned in the country before he died in the U.S. in 2017, Fox News has confirmed.

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Pyongyang authorities insisted the U.S. envoy sent to retrieve the University of Virginia student sign a pledge to pay the bill before allowing Warmbier’s comatose body to return to the United States, the Washington Post reported Thursday. Sources familiar with the matter confirmed the bill and the amount to Fox News.

Citing two people familiar with the situation, the Post reported the envoy signed an agreement to pay the medical bill on instructions from President Trump. However, a source told Fox News the U.S. did not pay money to North Korea. [Fox News]

When Warmbier returned to the United States in 2017, he was in a comatose state upon arrival and died a few days later. Since then, his family, justifiably, has advocated for NK to be classified as a terrorist state by the U.S. government.

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You can’t trust anybody in the media anymore these so-called journalists or only after one thing to put the Democrats and power I don’t even trust Fox News anymore they’re starting to go left wing too. There’s not one cable outlet out there that’s not biased even the New York Times And The Washington Post used to be reputable news organizations now they’re all just a bunch of liberal hacks.

I do have a question though. Did NK demand the money? That hasn’t been addressed yet, and I would like to know if the country tried to extort the money.

 

 

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