The parents of Otto Warmbier, a student who died after being detained by North Korea, have spoken out about the summit between the United States and North Korea.
Warmbier's parents have every reason in the world to hate Kim Jong Un, and North Korea. They kept their son imprisoned for over a year, and refused to release him back to the United States until he was literally on his death bed. The suffering they must have gone through is unimaginable. One could speculate that President Trump's desire to work out a peaceful relationship with the country that killed their son would be infuriating. But for these parents, these true patriots, that's not the outlook they took.
As reported by foxnews.com
The parents of Otto Warmbier, the American student who died after a 15-month imprisonment in North Korea, said Tuesday they are hopeful “something positive” can come from President Trump’s historic summit with dictator Kim Jong Un.
“We appreciate President Trump's recent comments about our family,” Fred and Cindy Warmbier said in a statement. “We are proud of Otto and miss him. Hopefully something positive can come from this.”
Earlier Tuesday, after his historic summit with Kim, Trump said the meeting between the two leaders may not have happened if not for the death of Otto Warmbier.
Warmbier, 22, was a student at the University of Virginia when he was arrested in North Korea in January 2016 for allegedly stealing a propaganda poster. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison and fell into a coma while incarcerated. He was brought back to the U.S. in June 2017 only to die a few days later.
“Otto did not die in vain,” Trump said as he discussed North Korea’s human rights record.
Trump’s comments on Warmbier came after Vice President Mike Pence reassured the Ohio man’s father when he spoke to him ahead of the Singapore summit.
“Today I assured his dad, as the president said two days ago, their beloved son, Otto Warmbier, will not have died in vain,” Pence said.
If Otto Warmbier's parents can see the bigger picture, and see the significance of this summit, then every American should be able to. President Trump's critics need to let it rest, and accept that Trump is keeping his promises, he's accomplishing things, and he is making America great again. Possibly greater than it ever has been in our lifetimes. If you agree, leave us a comment.