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Fri Sep 13, 2019, 10:06 PM

Trump to have dinner with Otto Warmbier's parents: report

Source: The Hill

BY TAL AXELROD - 09/13/19 09:49 PM EDT

Fred and Cindy Warmbier, the parents of Otto Warmbier, will have dinner at the White House with President Trump 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.



Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/461394-trump-to-have-dinner-with-otto-warmbiers-parents-report

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Reply Trump to have dinner with Otto Warmbier's parents: report (Original post)
Judi Lynn Sep 13 OP
pbmus Sep 13 #1
RockRaven Sep 13 #2
Scarsdale Sep 14 #26
Perseus Sep 14 #37
atreides1 Sep 14 #42
former9thward Sep 15 #50
markpkessinger Sep 15 #46
obamanut2012 Sep 16 #52
Midnight Writer Sep 13 #3
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Sep 13 #12
Scarsdale Sep 14 #27
Jedi Guy Sep 14 #35
maddiemom Sep 14 #40
Ilsa Sep 14 #45
3Hotdogs Sep 14 #25
flibbitygiblets Sep 14 #43
The Velveteen Ocelot Sep 13 #4
Chin music Sep 14 #32
The Velveteen Ocelot Sep 14 #33
Chin music Sep 14 #34
bucolic_frolic Sep 13 #5
riversedge Sep 13 #8
Ohiogal Sep 13 #6
Freethinker65 Sep 13 #7
truthisfreedom Sep 14 #19
Haggis for Breakfast Sep 13 #9
yaesu Sep 13 #10
keithbvadu2 Sep 13 #11
markpkessinger Sep 15 #47
area51 Sep 13 #13
Polybius Sep 13 #14
BigmanPigman Sep 13 #15
Polybius Sep 13 #16
Grokenstein Sep 14 #18
Jedi Guy Sep 14 #36
markpkessinger Sep 15 #48
Jedi Guy Sep 15 #49
rpannier Sep 14 #23
Grokenstein Sep 14 #17
TeamPooka Sep 14 #20
smirkymonkey Sep 14 #21
Turbineguy Sep 14 #22
JI7 Sep 14 #24
tblue37 Sep 14 #28
no_hypocrisy Sep 14 #29
tanyev Sep 14 #30
Historic NY Sep 14 #31
MFM008 Sep 14 #38
IcyPeas Sep 14 #39
milestogo Sep 14 #41
flibbitygiblets Sep 14 #44
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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 10:07 PM

1. For what reason would you sit down and eat with the Con...?

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Response to pbmus (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 10:09 PM

2. Exactly, it is pointless trying to deal with him like a normal person, and spending time with him

must be disgusting in every way. What's the point of it all?

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Response to RockRaven (Reply #2)

Sat Sep 14, 2019, 07:28 AM

26. Photo ops?

Placating his good friends in N. Korea? One thing I have to say, the students who travel to these countries are warned about breaking laws over there. Why did this young man ignore the rules? I know the punishment did not fit the crime, BUT in a foreign country, watch your P's and Q's. He showed a total lack of respect.

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Response to pbmus (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 14, 2019, 11:55 AM

37. Complete disservice to their son

I cannot believe they would agree to that, unless they are planning to kick him in the balls during dinner. All they are doing is providing a photo-op to the creature.

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Response to Perseus (Reply #37)

Sat Sep 14, 2019, 07:19 PM

42. Well

Maybe it was never about their son...and it's always been about the attention they received! It wouldn't be the first time that parents have used the death of a child for their own agenda!!!

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Response to atreides1 (Reply #42)

Sun Sep 15, 2019, 06:46 PM

50. Disgusting post.

Prove it.

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Response to Perseus (Reply #37)

Sun Sep 15, 2019, 04:12 PM

46. It was a profound disservice to their son when they declined to have an autopsy performed n/t

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Response to pbmus (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 16, 2019, 07:50 AM

52. They LOVED him, and hated Obama

Including denouncing Obama and praising Trump publicly.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 10:09 PM

3. Mmmmmm. Cheeseburgers.

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Response to Midnight Writer (Reply #3)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 10:52 PM

12. And Happy Meals.

I wonder what toy Fat Donnie will insist on? Probably a tank.

What is the purpose of this dinner? To let the grieving parents know that the dictator who tortured their son to death is really a great guy? Clearly not to express sympathy or empathy; neither of those emotions are in IQ45's soul.

Has Melania been invited? Will she wear her 5" stilettos?

God, I've become such a cynic...

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Response to LastLiberal in PalmSprings (Reply #12)

Sat Sep 14, 2019, 07:29 AM

27. Will she give them

her ice cold killer signature "look"? She looks so mean.

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Response to LastLiberal in PalmSprings (Reply #12)

Sat Sep 14, 2019, 11:08 AM

35. What's the issue with the 5" stilettos? I don't get it.

There's a shitload of valid criticism that can be leveled at Melania. Her choice in footwear, however, seems like a super petty thing to criticize her about, in my opinion. Her hypocritical "Be Best" campaign would be the prime focus of my criticism. I couldn't give less of a shit about her footwear, be they 5" stilettos, Crocs, or clown shoes.

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Response to Jedi Guy (Reply #35)

Sat Sep 14, 2019, 03:48 PM

40. You wouldn't think she'd be comfortable..

but I once did know a woman who owned nothing but three inch heels (and "mule' type slippers). She'd worn heels so much that the tendons in her calves (tendons) had shrunk (or something) and she wasn't comfortable in flats, or so she claimed. The once or twice Melania showed up in "tennis shoes," at some disaster area, they were the kind you wouldn't seriously play tennis wearing,,,or walking. And not athletic footwear...and looked straight out of the box. So OK, she's a girly-girl, no big crime But FIVE inchers, not just at special or formal occasions, but ALL the time in public. She's tall, so needn't worry about looking "Mutt and Jeff" with her husband. If you are a GUY, you probably have no idea how uncomfortable "skyscraper" heels can be to the normal woman, who can't wait to kick off even three inchers at the end of a business day. The obligatory high heels for business have been phasing out for a while now, so Melania's chosen footwear seems kind of strange to many women.

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Response to Jedi Guy (Reply #35)

Sat Sep 14, 2019, 11:52 PM

45. I suspect that her

Spouse requires her to look a certain way in public. I bet it is in their marriage agreement that she has to always look like a trophy wife, and in his opinion, it requires the shoes that give you foot problems later in life.

Assuming I'm correct, I find her lack of control over personal choices to be sickening and disingenuous. But, yes, her actions as flotus are more significant than her apparel.

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Response to Midnight Writer (Reply #3)

Sat Sep 14, 2019, 07:24 AM

25. Yeah, free Micky D's? I'd go.

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Response to Midnight Writer (Reply #3)

Sat Sep 14, 2019, 09:51 PM

43. Hamberders

WTF are his parents thinking?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 10:10 PM

4. I'm surprised they accepted his invitation.

I don't think I would have. Why would they want to be anywhere near the asshole who's been playing footsie with the despot who killed their son, let alone have dinner with him? Will he serve them soggy hamberders and KFC?

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Response to Chin music (Reply #32)

Sat Sep 14, 2019, 10:32 AM

33. That's pretty cynical. Trump won't give them money anyhow.

He never gives anybody money.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 10:10 PM

5. Unimaginable

The brutality inflicted on their son by Trump's buddy in N. Korea? What can they talk about? What can they accomplish? I don't know why they would accept this invitation.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #5)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 10:21 PM

8. Trump said he did not hold Kim responsible for Warmbiers death...............and.....

the parents do!!

Wonder if or how things may have changed??

........"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 Un 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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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 10:18 PM

6. Unbelievable.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 10:18 PM

7. Will Trump show them his beautiful letter while Melania explains how she and Kim have become friends

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Response to Freethinker65 (Reply #7)

Sat Sep 14, 2019, 01:35 AM

19. Kardashian?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 10:24 PM

9. Wouldn't you just love to hear THAT dinner conversation ?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 10:35 PM

10. why torture the family more, haven't they been through enough. nt

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 10:39 PM

11. The parents are being played.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #11)

Sun Sep 15, 2019, 04:14 PM

47. The parents are allowing themselves to be played . . .

. . . They had an opportunity to establish the cause of their son's death with an autopsy. They declined to do so. Their choice.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 11:06 PM

13. I'm surprised they accepted after Donnie threw them under the bus.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 11:28 PM

14. They still blame Obama for their son's death

They are Trumpers.

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Response to Polybius (Reply #14)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 11:48 PM

15. Are you serious?!?

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #15)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 11:57 PM

16. Yup

They have said Obama didn't do enough when he was arrested on January 2, 2016.

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Response to Polybius (Reply #16)

Sat Sep 14, 2019, 12:39 AM

18. Sick. n/t

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Response to Polybius (Reply #16)

Sat Sep 14, 2019, 11:12 AM

36. I can understand how grieving parents would feel that way, though it doesn't mean I agree with them.

Naturally they'd want the full court press to get their son back. And while I'm sure Obama wanted to get Otto back, he can hardly go to war over a single person, given all the other factors involved. NK was already buried under a shitload of sanctions, so it wasn't as if there were a ton of options, short of sending in the SEALs or something that would trigger a war, or at least a major diplomatic incident.

But all the geopolitical considerations pale in comparison to the Warmbiers' love and concern for their son. From a rational perspective, it's wrong to blame Obama for what happened, and even more wrong to credit Trump for Otto's return. But from an emotional perspective... like I said, I get it. I don't agree with it, but I get it.

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Response to Jedi Guy (Reply #36)

Sun Sep 15, 2019, 04:16 PM

48. But they apparently didn't love their sone enough to agree to an autopsy . . .

. . . which would have established with some degree of certainty the precise cause of their son's death.

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Response to markpkessinger (Reply #48)

Sun Sep 15, 2019, 05:33 PM

49. I don't think it means they didn't sufficiently love their son.

Clearly he died because of something that happened while he was in the custody of the North Koreans, unless you're going to suggest they were treating him like royalty until he mysteriously dropped into a persistent vegetative state. The precise details aren't really necessary.

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Response to Polybius (Reply #14)

Sat Sep 14, 2019, 06:55 AM

23. Wasn't he the guy that took that poster off the wall

They probably blame Obama for that as well

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Sep 14, 2019, 12:39 AM

17. Oh boy! Cold hamberders! And listening to God Emperor Puppet Sharpie

...yammer on and on about how great and strong and brave and popular and handsome he is.

Gotta admit, though, I'd accept such an invitation. To have him within arm's reach, with the good cutlery on the table? Oh hell yes.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Sep 14, 2019, 01:39 AM

20. "You know, many people don't know how nice Kim is. Would you like to meet him? Surprise, I invited

him tonight too, he's right behind you...."

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Sep 14, 2019, 03:20 AM

21. Why would they agree to this?

He worships their son's murderer. It's sick.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Sep 14, 2019, 04:03 AM

22. Emotional blackmail.

Trump will try to use these people.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Sep 14, 2019, 07:09 AM

24. I think he is going to lie to them and claim his ass kissing of Kim Jong Un is part of

 

some strategy to change things for the better.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Sep 14, 2019, 07:31 AM

28. He can regale them with charming tales about what a lovable guy his buddy Kim Jong Un is. nt

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Sep 14, 2019, 07:32 AM

29. And they accepted the invitation?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Sep 14, 2019, 08:01 AM

30. What is Trump's obsession with having dinner with people he wants to manipulate?

Does the arm-twisting come at the beginning, followed by an uncomfortably awkward meal? Or is the whole meal spent fawning over them, only to get to the point right after dessert? I presume Melania got a "State Dinners ONLY" clause written into her contract.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Sep 14, 2019, 08:28 AM

31. He needs them to shut up and they are too gullible....

Grenell will likely try to strong arm them. Why else would Trump have him there? Because the Warmbier's are German....wait..

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Sep 14, 2019, 12:15 PM

38. WTF

First how could you eat and look at the maggot
Second ..his attitude toward the man who killed
Their son.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Sep 14, 2019, 12:44 PM

39. hoping the mother spits her soup out on him

or pukes on him

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Response to IcyPeas (Reply #39)

Sat Sep 14, 2019, 05:11 PM

41. Or spills the boiling hot soup in a strategic location.

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Response to milestogo (Reply #41)

Sat Sep 14, 2019, 10:05 PM

44. Aim for the mushroom!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Sep 15, 2019, 07:38 PM

51. Hard to figure why they would dine with the lover of their child's murderer.

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