Trump says, no money paid to North Korea for Otto Warmbier

Trump says, no money paid to North Korea for Otto Warmbier
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  • calendar-gray 26 April 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump says that money was not paid to North Korea for Otto Warmbier, an American college student who was imprisoned in North Korea in 2016, APAreports.

"No money was paid to North Korea for Otto Warmbier, not two Million Dollars, not anything else. This is not the Obama Administration that paid 1.8 Billion Dollars for four hostages, or gave five terrorist hostages plus, who soon went back to battle, for traitor Sgt. Bergdahl," Trump tweeted.

Note that North Korea billed the United States $2 million for the medical care of a U.S. college student Otto Warmbier, according to reports in the Washington Post. 

Warmbier was detained in January 2016 for allegedly stealing a banner in a North Korean hotel. Warmbier was 21 years old when he was arrested. After appearing in court and delivering an emotional apology that was videotaped and widely shared on social media, he was convicted in March 2016 and sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in a North Korean prison.

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