The parents of Otto Warmbier, the American who died shortly after being returned from North Korea, are hopeful about President Trump’s efforts at the summit with Kim Jong Un.
The Washington Examiner reports:
Otto Warmbier’s parents hope something ‘positive’ will come from Trump’s North Korea summit
The parents of Otto Warmbier, a young American student who died after being held captive in North Korea for more than a year, are hopeful President Trump’s meeting with Kim Jong Un will be a success after Trump credited their son with being the impetus behind the summit in Singapore.
“We appreciate President Trump’s recent comments about our family. We are proud of Otto and miss him. Hopefully something positive can come from this,” Fred and Cindy Warmbier said in statement on Wednesday.
Statement from Fred and Cindy Warmbier, the parents of Otto Warmbier: “We appreciate President Trump's recent comments about our family. We are proud of Otto and miss him. Hopefully something positive can come from this.”
— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) June 12, 2018
During a solo press conference on Tuesday held shortly after the heads of state met in person for the first time, Trump said the gathering at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa Island “would not have happened” without Otto Warmbier’s tragic death.
Our heart breaks for the Warmbier family. May they take some comfort in Trump’s kind words about their son.