Reuters - Video

Edition: US | UK | IN | CN | JP

video Video

Warmbier's death a 'disgrace,' says Trump

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 00:50

U.S. President Donald Trump calls the death of U.S. student Otto Warmbier, who returned from imprisonment in North Korea last week in a coma, a ''disgrace.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

▲ Hide Transcript

View Transcript

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday (June 20) called the death of a University of Virginia student who was held prisoner in North Korea for 17 months a "disgrace," adding that if the student had been brought home sooner, "the result would have been a lot different." Otto Warmbier died at the age of 22 in a Cincinnati hospital on Monday, just days after the North Korean government sent him home in a coma and suffering from extensive brain damage, according to the U.S. doctors who treated him. His body was transferred to the Hamilton County Coroner's office later that day, Don Jasper, its chief investigator, said on Tuesday. The coroner, Lakshmi Kode Sammarco, is expecting to release initial results from her examination later on Tuesday or on Wednesday, Jasper said. Warmbier, who was born in Ohio, was arrested in North Korea in January 2016 while visiting as a tourist. He was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor for trying to steal an item bearing a propaganda slogan from his hotel in Pyongyang, the nation's state media said.

Press CTRL+C (Windows), CMD+C (Mac), or long-press the URL below on your mobile device to copy the code

Warmbier's death a 'disgrace,' says Trump

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 00:50