Speaking moments after news of Otto Warmbier's death was announced publicly, Trump hit out at Pyongyang.
"It's a brutal regime," the president said during a White House event. "Bad things happened but at least we got him home to his parents."
In a separate written statement, Trump offered his "deepest condolences" to Warmbier's family "on his untimely passing."
"There is nothing more tragic for a parent than to lose a child in the prime of life. Our thoughts and prayers are with Otto's family and friends, and all who loved him."
"The United States once again condemns the brutality of the North Korean regime as we mourn its latest victim."
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