Otto Warmbier’s family rebukes Trump after he sides with Kim over death

Source: The Guardian

Family of American who died in 2017 after being imprisoned in North Korea says Kim Jong-un was ‘responsible for the death of our son’

The Warmbier family’s remarks come after Republicans were critical of Trump for taking Kim Jong-Un’s word over Otto Warmbier’s death.

Senator Susan Collins said she found “that statement extremely hard to believe, while Rob Portman, in a speech on the Senate floor, warned Trump not to be “naive” about the “brutal nature” of the North Korean regime.

The family of Otto Warmbier, the American who died in 2017 after being imprisoned and tortured in North Korea, have responded to Trump’s meek statement on Kim Jong-un’s involvement, insisting Kim is “responsible” for their son’s death.

In a statement Otto Warmbier’s parents, Fred & Cindy Warmbier said:

We have been respectful during this summit process. 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.

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