Few people could have expect President Trump’s sudden turn on who is responsible for the death of college student Otto Warmbier. After outwardly bashing North Korea’s diminutive dictator Kim Jong Un for nearly two-years, his exit from a summit with Kim had Trump openly buying Kim’s postion that he “didn’t know” what happened to Otto.
As you might have guessed, Otto’s parents,Fred and Cindy Warmbier, are not only horrified –but speaking out.“We have been respectful during this summit process,” they say in a statement. “Now we must speak out. Kim and his evil regime are responsible for the death of our son Otto. Kim and his evil regime are responsible for unimaginable cruelty and inhumanity. No excuses or lavish praise can change that. Thank you.” Trump said Thursday that he believes Kim was not responsible.
The 22-year-old was arrested for taking a propaganda banner from a hotel while visiting Pyongyang of 2016. The college student from Ohio was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor but died 17 months later after being returned to the U.S. with severe brain damage.