Bret Baier: ‘Critics Will Pounce’ on Trump’s Defense of Kim Jong Un’s Role in Otto Warmbier Torture


Fox News anchor Bret Baier pointed to how critics of President Donald Trump will seize and pounce on his latest comments on American Otto Warmbier, who was taken into North Korean custody after being accused of stealing a party poster. He was later returned to the United States in horrible medical condition and later died.

“Those prisons are rough, and bad things happen, but I really don’t believe [Kim Jong Un] knew about it,” Trump said.

“You looked at [Kim Jong Un’s] face on the stage and in those meetings, there was a little bit of bewilderment, I think it, of the grand scheme of things. You know, he’s young. He’s a young leader. Listen, critics will also say about President Trump he really buttered him up. This is Trump’s style,” Baier said to Bill Hemmer.

“The president butters people that he is talking to. But this is a brutal dictator. He used a lot of great leader, great guy, we love this relationship. I think critics will pounce on the Otto Warmbier statement in the press conference, that the president didn’t think that Kim Jong un knew what was happening to Otto Warmbier, the American who died after he got back from custody here.”

Baier said Trump’s defense of the North Korean dictator reminds him of the defense he gave to the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, where he said Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud probably didn’t know about the murder of Jamaal Khashoggi.

“Doesn’t sit well with critics, but overall, from this decision, I think there is a confidence in the administration that they did the right thing,” he added.

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Julio has previously written for Independent Journal Review. He is currently a Military/Veterans Contributor for and serving in the Marine Corps Reserves.