Parents blame North Korea's 'evil regime' for son's death

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  • FT salt lake city, UT
    March 2, 2019 6:50 p.m.

    Sad and pathetic. Not the Donald as he is the man who he's always been. The real tragedy is that so many Americans that enable Trump to make our country look like fools on the international stage.

  • The Great Helmsman Salt Lake City, UT
    March 2, 2019 3:49 p.m.

    Where’s all of Dear Leader’s supporters?

  • wgirl , 00
    March 2, 2019 3:26 p.m.

    Mark Shields, from PBS, described Trump this way:

    "He kisses up, and kicks down."

    Trump only ever acts in his own self-interest. The feelings of others - like Otto Warmbier's parents - never enters his mind. He doesn't make decisions based on what is right, only what get's him what he wants.

    Trump has to have an enemy - his popularity depends on it. He hasn't done anything to actually help the people of his base. His only accomplishment is a huge tax subsidy to the already rich, which has added Trillions to our deficit.

    He sure knows how to insult, mock, and lie though. He is very good at creating an enemy and then getting his followers to feel like he is on their side because he hates the "enemy" as much as they do.

    So Trump will continue to kiss up to Putin, the Saudi Crown Prince, and Kim Jong-un and kick at everyone else.

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    March 2, 2019 9:34 a.m.

    There is no one or nothing that Trump won't try to exploit for personal gain or attention. Now, Trump, after being caught in another lie, by his own previous words, has to hold another press statement to change his position, again. Somehow, he'll blame his own, recorded words and actions on the "Fake News" media, and a ever shrinking support base will believe him over their own eyes and ears.

  • LOU Montana Pueblo, CO
    March 2, 2019 7:55 a.m.

    You cannot dis Trump's new love without repercussions.

    He will attack the media even more now.

  • JaneB Wilsonville, OR
    March 1, 2019 11:27 p.m.

    Trump believes:
    Kim Jong Un
    Saudi Arabia/MBS
    Roy Moore
    Bill O'Reilly
    Roger Ailes
    Rob Porter
    National Inquirer

    He doesn't believe our IC and it's leaders.
    He doesn't believe abused women.
    He doesn't believe legit news sources.

  • JaneB Wilsonville, OR
    March 1, 2019 10:30 p.m.

    "Again, the relationship is very good. He likes me. I like him. Some people say, 'Oh, you shouldn't like him.' I said, 'Why shouldn't I like him? I like him. We get along great. We'll see what happens." -Trump

    I can't even imagine how this statement, along with his belief that Kim didn't know about Otto is not the end of Trump. Not only did he not press Kim about the torture and death of Otto, he acts like it doesn't even matter.

    If this isn't your red line, folks, I -don't know- what could be.

    Evan McMullin put it best: Trump is inhuman.

  • Fullypresent Salt Lake City, UT
    March 1, 2019 9:36 p.m.

    Kim Jung Un would certainly know what was happening to an American being held in his country. He is a ruthless dictator who rules with an iron hand. There isn't anything that happened to their son he wouldn't have known about or ordered.

    For Trump to defend him with this issue is inexcusable.

  • Utah Girl Chronicles Eagle Mountain, UT
    March 1, 2019 9:28 p.m.

    This is not a story about how Otto Warmbier's parents blame North Korea's "evil regime" for their son's murder. They have always blamed North Korea. They recently won a $500 million lawsuit against North Korea.

    No, this is a story about Donald Trump believing Kim Jong Un's assertions that he knew nothing about the treatment and conditions that led to Otto Warmbier's death. "I take him at his word," were Trump's actual words.

    This is just the latest gruesome example of Trump throwing anyone under the bus if doing so furthers his self-interests.

    Combine that with Trump saying "we fell in love" and calling Kim his "friend" and it shows tremendous disrespect for Otto Warmbier's parents and for Otto Warmbier's memory.