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What happened to Warmbier a "truly terrible thing": Trump

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 01:11

U.S. President Donald Trump says he, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and ''a very talented team'' were able to get Otto Warmbier back from North Korea. He says what happened to Warmier was ''a truly terrible thing.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: "I'm glad Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and I along with a very talented team were able to get Otto Warmbier back with his parents," said U.S. President Donald Trump during a speech in Miami, Florida. Trump said what happened to Warmbier in North Korea is "a truly terrible thing." A United Nations human rights investigator called on North Korea on Friday to explain why an American student was in a coma when he was returned home this week after more than a year in detention there. Warmbier, 22, has a severe brain injury and is in a state of "unresponsive wakefulness", his Ohio doctors said on Thursday. His family said he had been in a coma since March 2016, shortly after he was sentenced to 15 years' hard labour in North Korea.

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What happened to Warmbier a "truly terrible thing": Trump

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 01:11