Former President, Barack Obama, did not sit idly by while Donald Trump accused him of not doing enough to bring Otto Warmbier back home. Otto, arrested in North Korea in 2015 for removing a photo from a hotel, was found guilty and sentenced to 15 years of hard labor. He was released two weeks ago and arrived back in the U.S in a comatosed state. He died less than a week after his arrival.
Ned Price, a spokesman for former President, Barack Obama, brought Mr. Obama’s message and totally shut down Trump’s idotic claim.
“During the course of the Obama Administration, we had no higher priority than securing the release of Americans detained overseas,” Obama spokesman Ned Price said in the statement. “Their tireless efforts resulted in the release of at least 10 Americans from North Korean custody during the course of the Obama administration.”
Added Price, who was National Security Counsel spokesperson during Obama’s administration: “It is painful that Mr. Warmbier was not among them, but our efforts on his behalf never ceased, even in the waning days of the administration. Our thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Warmbier’s family and all who had the blessing of knowing him.”