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Thu Apr 25, 2019, 10:59 AM

North Korea issued $2 million bill for comatose Otto Warmbier's care

Source: Washington Post

BEIJING — North Korea issued a $2 million bill for the hospital care of comatose American Otto Warmbier, insisting that a U.S. official sign a pledge to pay it before being allowed to fly the University of Virginia student from Pyongyang in 2017.

The presentation of the invoice — not previously disclosed by U.S. or North Korean officials — was extraordinarily brazen even for a regime known for its aggressive tactics.

But the main U.S. envoy sent to retrieve Warmbier signed an agreement to pay the medical bill on instructions passed down from President Trump, according to two people familiar with the situation. They spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly.

The bill went to the Treasury Department, where it remained — unpaid — throughout 2017, the people said. However, it is unclear whether the Trump administration later paid the bill, or whether it came up during preparations for Trump’s two summits with Kim Jong Un.


Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/north-korea-issued-2-million-bill-for-comatose-otto-warmbiers-care/2019/04/25/0e8022a0-66ad-11e9-a698-2a8f808c9cfb_story.html?utm_term=.c14df8d97693



Art of the deal baby.

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Reply North Korea issued $2 million bill for comatose Otto Warmbier's care (Original post)
BeyondGeography Apr 2019 OP
Iliyah Apr 2019 #1
demmiblue Apr 2019 #2
area51 Apr 2019 #3
DesertRat Apr 2019 #4
BeyondGeography Apr 2019 #5
Bengus81 Apr 2019 #7
DesertRat Apr 2019 #17
dustyscamp Apr 2019 #18
DesertRat Apr 2019 #19
keithbvadu2 Apr 2019 #6
Sherman A1 Apr 2019 #8
highplainsdem Apr 2019 #9
Hassin Bin Sober Apr 2019 #10
Blue_Tires Apr 2019 #11
BeyondGeography Apr 2019 #12
Blue_Tires Apr 2019 #15
riversedge Apr 2019 #13
Yavin4 Apr 2019 #14
Vinca Apr 2019 #16

Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 11:03 AM

1. WTF

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 11:14 AM

3. That's chutzpa. n/t

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 11:17 AM

4. OMG Deranged Donald paid a $2M ransom for a comatose Otto Warmbier to be returned

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Response to DesertRat (Reply #4)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 11:20 AM

5. If it's any consolation

he never pays his bills.

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Response to DesertRat (Reply #4)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 12:52 PM

7. Doubt that it was ever paid,but no doubt Donnie told Kim that it would.......

So he could get him home and pound his chest about it. In fact he's still doing it in articles today.

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Response to Bengus81 (Reply #7)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 07:41 PM

17. Yes

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Response to dustyscamp (Reply #18)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 10:23 PM

19. Gross

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 11:23 AM

6. Trump said Kim was "very honorable".

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 01:45 PM

8. sounds like

ransom to me......

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #8)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 02:12 PM

9. Yep.

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 02:22 PM

10. Maybe Trump can file bankruptcy on the bill.

Or add it to the stack of his unpaid contractor bills.

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 03:18 PM

11. If this happened under Hillary or Obama, impeachment would already be under way

And the GOP would *NOT* be pissing themselves wondering how it would "play" in the 2020 elections...

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #11)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 03:21 PM

12. Damn right

This Elizabeth Drew piece from today’s NYT is for you:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/25/opinion/trump-impeachment.html

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Response to BeyondGeography (Reply #12)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 04:15 PM

15. Excellent, I couldn't have written it better myself

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 04:00 PM

13. US special representative agreed to pay NK $2 million for detained American on Trump's direct orders




https://www.rawstory.com/2019/04/us-special-representative-agreed-to-pay-north-korea-2-million-for-detained-american-on-trumps-direct-orders/


US special representative agreed to pay North Korea $2 million for detained American on Trump’s direct orders

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 04:06 PM

14. Trump pay a bill? hahahaha

He's the anti-Lannister

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Response to Yavin4 (Reply #14)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 04:45 PM

16. If he did, it was our money and only to make himself look good.

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