United States President Donald Trump slammed North Korea as “a brutal regime” after the death of a 22- year-old American student who was released by the reclusive country in a coma state last week.
Speaking soon after Otto Warmbier’s death on Tuesday, Trump decried Pyongyang regime. “Bad things happened but at least he got home to his parents,” Trump said during a White House event. He also tweeted his condolence statement.
The full statement of Donald Trump:
Melania and I offer our deepest condolences to the family of Otto Warmbier on his untimely passing. 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.
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 United States once again condemns the brutality of the North Korean regime as we mourn its latest victim.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 19, 2017