Otto Warmbier’s Parents Speak Out

Hannah Bleau

A few people were slightly irked by President Trump’s recent remarks about Otto Warmbier.

“I really think that Otto is someone who did not die in vain. I told this to his parents. A special young man and I have to say special parents, special people. Otto did not die in vain,” he said. “He had a lot to do with us being here today.”

I get what President Trump was trying to say, and so did Otto’s parents. They actually thanked him for his remarks.

“We appreciate President Trump’s recent comments about our family,” Fred and City Warmbier said in a statement. “We are proud of Otto and miss him. Hopefully something positive can come from this.”

It doesn’t sound like they’re interested in fighting. They’re not offended. They’re HOPING something positive will come of this, which is incredibly strong of them to say. I have so much respect for them.