President Trump is making it very clear that he does not operate like Obama when it comes to dealing with foreign powers.
In an early morning tweet, President Trump clarified over the claims of the fake media that “No money was paid to North Korea for Otto Warmbier.”
He further shared that he does not operate in the interests of terrorists as his predecessor, former President Barrack Obama, was known to do.
Otto Warmbier was a 22-year-old U.S. citizen and college student who in 2016 was arrested in North Korea for allegedly stealing a propaganda poster. Initially sentenced to 15 years hard labor, after 17 months the U.S. government negotiated his release in 2017. However by then Warmbier had entered a fatal coma and died within six days of being returned to the United States.
Now the Washington Post and CNN are reporting that the North Korean government demanded $2 million in compensation for the medical treatment of Warmbier received up to his release.
U.S. Special Representative Joseph Yun was allegedly given permission to sign an agreement that the sum would be paid.