Apr 26, 2019 - World

Trump denies that U.S. paid North Korea for Otto Warmbier's return

President Trump denied in a Friday tweet that the U.S. paid any money toward a $2 million "medical" bill from North Korea for the return of hostage Otto Warmbier in 2017.

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 terroist hostages plus, who soon went back to battle, for traitor Sgt. Bergdahl!

The big picture: The Washington Post reported that Trump ordered a U.S. envoy tasked with retrieving Warmbier to sign an agreement to pay the bill. Warmbier was detained in North Korea for 17 months and died shortly after being flown back to the U.S. in a comatose state.

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