After what he did on the world stage, Otto Warmbier's family finally speaks out against Trump
After President Donald Trump abruptly ended his summit talks early, he gave a short interview in front of the media where he stated before the world that he didn't believe North Korea's top leadership, including Kim Jong-un, knew about the horrible treatment American student Otto Warmbier was receiving while being illegally detained by them.
The comments took the world by storm.
Trump not only made that statement but he defended the North Korean dictator, saying he took Kim Jong-un at his word and wouldn't hold him responsible for Warmbier's torture or death.
"I don't believe he knew about it," Trump said of Kim. "He tells me that he didn't know about it, and I will take him at his word."
Now, the Warmbier family is speaking out against President Trump, and his misplaced sentiment towards them.
Here is the their official statement, just released, written by Otto's mom and dad:
"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."
While they didn't name Trump specifically, they didn't need to. Everyone knows who they're talking about.
Even Republicans attacked Trump for incident.
"We must remember Otto, and we should never let North Korea off the hook for what they did to him," said Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, who represents the Warmbier family's home state.
Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, mocked the president for his comments.
“I've never heard someone who did something wrong jump up and say, 'Yeah, I did it, I did it,'” Romney said. "I think there's no question that the government of North Korea has been responsible for a whole host of human rights abuses and atrocities."