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No money paid for Otto Warmbier’s release

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said Friday his administration did not pay a $2 million medical bill demanded by North Korea for the release of hostage Otto Warmbier.

“No money was paid to North Korea for Otto Warmbier, not two Million Dollars, not anything else,” Trump tweeted.

The president made the claim the day after The Washington Post reported that 
North Korea sent a $2 million bill for Warmbier’s medical bills when he was released from captivity in 2017.

Warmbier, a 21-year-old college student from Wyoming, died shortly after being returned to his family after 15 months of imprisonment in North Korea. 

 

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