DONALD Trump has defended Kim Jong-un over the death of Otto Warmbier insisting the despot “didn’t know” about his horrific treatment in a North Korean prison.
Following his nuke summit with Kim in Vietnam, the US President discussed the American student who was sentenced to 15 years hard labour by the rogue state for allegedly stealing a propaganda poster.
After 17 months in jail, Warmbier was returned home in a coma in June 2017 after suffering brain damage while jailed in the crackpot country.
He died six days later.
Trump said he had raised the issue of the US tourist’s treatment during his crunch talks with Kim and believed the murderous dictator’s denial.
Trump said: “He tells me he didn’t know about it and I will take him at his word.”
The US leader said Chairman Kim “feels very badly” about Warmbier’s death.
He added: “I don’t believe that he would have allowed that to happen. It just wasn’t to his advantage.
“Those prisons are rough, rough places and bad things happen.”
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