The parents of Otto Warmbier, a college student murdered by North Korea, were initially big fans of Donald Trump. They even appeared as the president’s guest at the 2018 State of the Union address. The family credited Trump with bringing their dying son home from the communist regime.
The Warmbier family’s opinion on Trump has taken a sharp turn. Otto’s mother, Cindy, recently referred to Trump’s diplomacy attempt with Kim as a charade and urged the president to change his methods.
During a Washington DC event, Cindy Warmbier said, “Unless we keep the pressure on North Korea, they are not going to change. I’m very afraid we are going to let up on this pressure.”
The family has previously spoken out as Trump’s relationship with Kim grew closer. The Warmbier’s released a statement that read in part, “Kim and his evil regime are responsible for the death of our son Otto. Kim and his evil regime are responsible for unimaginable cruelty and inhumanity. No excuses or lavish praise can change that.”
Cindy Warmbier continued to ask how any politician could have a relationship with Kim. She continued, “There’s a charade going on right now — it’s called diplomacy. How can you have diplomacy with someone who never tells the truth?” I’m very skeptical.”
The mother closed her remarks by remembering the condition of the son who was returned to her, “The look in his eyes — which I didn’t know he was blind at the time — was absolute horror, horror like he had seen the devil – and he had. He was with the devil.”
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