HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — President Donald Trump says he doesn’t think North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was involved in the mistreatment of American college student Otto Warmbier, who died after being detained in the North.Trump says of Kim: “He tells me that he didn’t know about it, and I will take him at his word.”Trump has taken credit for freeing American prisoners abroad and used Warmbier’s death as a rallying cry against the North’s human rights abuses before softening his rhetoric before talks with Kim.Warmbier, a University of Virginia student from Ohio, was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in 2016 on suspicion of stealing a propaganda poster. He died in June 2017, shortly after being sent home in a coma.His parents say he was tortured. “We must remember Otto, and we should never let North Korea off the hook for what they did to him,” Ohio Republican Sen. Rob Portman said in response to Trump’s remarks.
- Trump says Singapore summit with Kim Jong Un could be delayed
- Trump says China tried but failed to help on North Korea
- N.Korea claims all of U.S. in strike range as Trump says China has done 'nothing'
- North Korea sentences U.S. student to 15 years hard labour
- Trump says N.Korea would 'truly regret' attacking US
- Trump says he had good ’chemistry’, ’bonding’ with China’s Xi
- Trump sees 'brilliant potential' for North Korea as summit prep continues
- North Korea's Kim planning China visit: Report
- Vietnam ready if chosen as venue for next Trump-Kim summit
- N.Korean orchestra opens musical bridge to Europe
Trump says he believes North Korean dictator had no knowledge of Ohio student’s mistreatment have 260 words, post on www.cleveland.com at February 28, 2019. This is cached page on VietMaz. If you want remove this page, please contact us.