Trump Honors Warmbier, Other American Hostages During Press Conference

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President Trump honored Otto Warmbier’s family, an American who died as a result of his custody in North Korea, at a Thursday press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.


“I’d like to just close by paying my highest respect and regards and love, frankly, I have gotten to know them very well, to the Warmbier family, the incredible family of Otto Warmbier who was a brilliant, beautiful, terrific young man,” the president said.

Trump added, “He has not died in vain. I can tell you that. He did not died in vain. So to the Warmbier family, our love and our respect.”

The president then paid his respects to the three American hostages who were released from North Korea back in May. (RELATED: Trump: Pompeo Secures Release Of American Hostages In North Korea)

“The three United States citizens are now very happily ensconced in their homes with their families,” Trump continued. “Very happy. They didn’t think it was going to happen, and frankly wouldn’t have happened but it has. I just want to wish them well also. They had a tough journey.”

“They’re back in our country. It’s a terrific thing. I believe we’ll have a terrific success or a modified succeed,” he concluded.