Otto Warmbier Trump calls US student's death a 'total disgrace'

President Donald Trump called the death of one-time North Korean prisoner Otto Warmbier a "total disgrace" Tuesday and said the student should have been brought back to the United States sooner.

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US President Donald Trump has voiced support for the family of Otto Warmbier, who died after his release from detention in North Korea, about their's son fatal ordeal play

US President Donald Trump has voiced support for the family of Otto Warmbier, who died after his release from detention in North Korea, about their's son fatal ordeal

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President Donald Trump called the death of one-time North Korean prisoner Otto Warmbier a "total disgrace" Tuesday and said the student should have been brought back to the United States sooner.

"It's a total disgrace what happened to Otto," Trump said, during an event in the Oval Office.

"It should never, ever, be allowed to happen. And frankly if he were brought home sooner I think the result would have been a lot different."

The 22-year-old Warmbier, who was released in a coma last week after nearly 18 months in detention in North Korea, died Monday.

Trump paid tribute to Warmbier's family, with whom he has spoken personally, saying "it's incredible what they have gone through."

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