POTUS appeared with Americans held overseas but did he conveniently forget to mention Otto?
President Donald Trump offered a pre-recorded video message during the RNC joined by Americans held abroad and detained by foreign governments released during his time in office.
Michael White, freed by Iran in June, and Pastor Andrew Brunson, who was arrested in Turkey and released in 2018 and four others. Trump has repeatedly touted his efforts to get Americans held overseas freed.
Let USA voters never forget about American Otto Frederick Warmbier (December 12, 1994 – June 19, 2017) He was a college student who was imprisoned by North Korea in 2016 and charged with subversion. In June 2017, he was released by North Korea in a vegetative state and died soon afterward. Following this, POTUS began to clim that he had fallen in love with Kim and expressed admiration for the brutal Communist dictator.
Trump’s appearance was not included on the original #RNC schedule and is likely to appear several times as a real Republican distraction during the convention, just like earlier in the day in Charlotte, North Carolina.