President Donald Trump issued his official response to the death of Otto Warmbier.
For those who don’t know, Warmbier was an American citizen that was taken prisoner in North Korea. During his captivity, he was brutally beaten, and upon returning home, he was a shell of his former self.
“Melania and I offer our deepest condolences to the family of Otto Warmbier on his untimely passing,” the president said, in a statement released by the White House.
“There is nothing more tragic for a parent than to lose a child in the prime of life. Our thoughts and prayers are with Otto’s family and friends, and all who loved him.”
“He spent a year and a half in North Korea and a lot of bad things happened but at least we got him home to be with his parents,” Trump said. “They were so happy to see him even though he was in a very tough condition, but he just passed away.”
But it was what Trump said next that is most important.
“It’s a brutal regime and we’ll be able to handle it,” the president said.
“Otto’s fate deepens my administration’s determination to prevent such tragedies from befalling innocent people at the hands of regimes that do not respect the rule of law or basic human decency,” the statement said.
“The United States once again condemns the brutality of the North Korean regime as we mourn its latest victim.”
”Unfortunately, the awful torturous mistreatment our son received at the hands of the North Koreans ensured that no other outcome was possible beyond the sad one we experienced today,” the statement read.
It is time for Trump to put his North Korean plan into motion. No more talk, the time for action is now. An innocent American citizen was brutally murdered by the North Koreans and this is a direct attack on our liberty and freedom.
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