Much of the tension between North Korea and the United States came as a result of one death, that of an innocent American college student, Otto Warmbier.
Though President Trump worked diligently to bring Otto home, and eventually was successful, one individual tried to keep his family from seeing him again.
Now, the family is breaking their silence on the matter and calling out the one person who refused to help them get their son back home– former President Obama.
In a heartbreaking interview with Fox News, Otto’s parents broke the silence regarding his return trip home.
Though Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and President Trump secured the release of Otto, former President Obama instead told the family to keep “a low profile” rather than working to get their son back home.
The fact of the matter is that Obama was more worried about triggering conflict with North Korea than saving the life of a young American.
Though Otto eventually made it home, his life back in the states was short-lived.
Fred and Cindy Warmbier detailed the exact moment they were reunited with their son, and the devastation they felt when they saw his condition.
But notably, the Warmbiers made certain to break their silence on how Obama handled the matter.
The Blaze reported:
Warmbier parents debunked the rumor that their son returned to their home in Ohio in a state of a coma. They said that when they received Otto from North Korea he had a blank stare, was “jerking violently” while “howling involuntarily” and making “inhuman sounds.” His parents also revealed that the Obama administration urged them to keep quiet while their son suffered unspeakably at the hands of North Korea.
Fred Warmbier previously spoke against the Obama administration and their inability, or hesitation, to get his son back.
During a press conference in June, Fred Warmbier broke down and detailed how little he felt the former president had done to get his son back home.
The Hill reported:
Fred Warmbier said when his son was first detained in North Korea, he was told by the previous administration to maintain a “low profile.”
“We did so without resolve. Earlier this year, Cindy and I decided the time for strategic patience was over,” he said.
“And we made a few media appearances and traveled to Washington.”
Warmbier offered praise for the Trump administration for its work in bringing home his son.
He said there is no excuse for the way North Korea treated his son or others.
When asked whether he thinks the Obama administration should have been doing more to help his son, he said: “I think the results speak for themselves.”
During the time his son was detained, Fred Warmbier said he had been to Washington, D.C., several times and worked with many lawmakers.
“We relied on this false premise that they would treat Otto fairly and let him go,” he said.
“Otto was held as a war criminal.”
“We knew the dynamic was changing and, honestly, nothing was happening in our world for Otto, no communication, no letter, nothing.”
He said he did what he could and tried to “stay low.”
“We were advised that it was important that you don’t upset the North Koreans,” he said.
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