Trump Tries To Backpedal On Twitter After Getting Slammed By Otto Warmbier’s Family, Claims He Was “Misinterpreted”

He just can't stop embarrassing us.


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Donald Trump dismissed any involvement North Korean leader Kim Jong Un likely had in the death of American college student Otto Warmbier, and the Ohio man’s parents responded by saying that “Kim and his evil regime are responsible.” The backlash was swift as Trump once again sided with a brutal dictator who has even had some of his family members killed. In the past, Fred and Cindy Warmbier have expressed appreciation for Trump and they were even guests at his 2018 State of the Union address, but today, all bets were off as they added, “No excuses or lavish praise can change that.”

The jaw-dropping spectacle happened when Trump was asked at a news conference if he had talked to Kim — whom he described as a “friend” — about Otto Warmbier. Trump said he had asked Kim about it.

“I really don’t think it was in his interest at all,” Trump said of Kim. He later added, “He tells me that he didn’t know about it, and I will take him at his word.”

To contain the backlash, Trump just unleashed a couple of tweets and said that he was “misinterpreted” even though the world saw the words fly out of his mouth on TV, and there are video clips to confirm that.

“I never like being misinterpreted, but especially when it comes to Otto Warmbier and his great family. Remember, I got Otto out along with three others. The previous Administration did nothing, and he was taken on their watch,” he tweeted while shifting blame on the Obama administration. “Of course I hold North Korea responsible for Otto’s mistreatment and death. Most important, Otto Warmbier will not have died in vain. Otto and his family have become a tremendous symbol of strong passion and strength, which will last for many years into the future. I love Otto and think of him often!”

Here is Trump saying that Kim is not responsible.

This is just embarrassing. North Korea’s prisons don’t have a large population of American citizens, so you know that Kim was aware of how Otto was treated, and we’re pretty sure he ordered it. But, Kim and Trump have a love connection, and it doesn’t look like the former reality show star wants to break up with his special guy. Even in his tweets he still failed to fault North Korea’s leader.

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Conover Kennard
Conover makes tea partiers cry as a hobby. She was Commander of Jade Helm15 during the failed takeover of the South. She's also one of the biggest arseholes on Twitter. At night, she can be found drinking Conservative tears while pulling off the wings of flies just because she can. She is the founder of a Marxist, Commie, Maoist, Socialist site and has contributed to several other sites, blah blah blah. She is an awful person but she doesn't like to brag about that.

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