Fred and Cindy Warmbier, the parents of Otto Warmbier, will have dinner at the White House with President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden campaign: Castro ‘got the facts wrong’ McCabe’s counsel presses US attorney on whether grand jury decided not to indict The Hill’s 12:30 Report: Sights and sounds from Houston debate MORE and U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell Saturday night, according to CNN.
Otto Warmbier was an American college student who was held in North Korea for over a year on trumped up espionage charges. He was returned to the U.S. in a coma in 2017 and died shortly after.
It was not immediately clear how the dinner was planned or if there would be other attendees.
Grenell, who has been in Washington for the past few days, met with the Warmbier family in Germany in August.
“Today I introduced Otto Warmbier’s mother Cindy to my mom, Judi. Cindy is focused on bringing some justice to her family – and we are ready to help,” Grenell wrote in the caption for a photo he posted to Instagram.
Trump said earlier this year after a nuclear summit with North Korea he does not hold leader Kim Jong UnKim Jong UnTed Lieu congratulates first Asian American cast member on ‘Saturday Night Live’ Overnight Defense: Trump marks 9/11 anniversary with Taliban warning | President rips into Bolton as ‘Mr. Tough Guy’ | More turmoil trips up government funding Trump blasts ‘Mr. Tough Guy’ Bolton: ‘He made some very big mistakes’ MORE responsible for Warmbier’s death, a remark that sparked bipartisan outrage.
“We have been respectful during this summit process. Now we must speak out. Kim and his evil regime are responsible for the death of our son Otto. Kim and his evil regime are responsible for unimaginable cruelty and inhumanity. No excuses or lavish praise can change that. Thank you,” the Warmbiers said in a statement in response.
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