Trump Sees Progress With North Korea Welcomes Putins Support

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President Donald Trump said Friday the United States did not pay North Korea $2 million for American hostage Otto Warmbiers hospital bills. Trump was responding to reports that North Korea demanded that the United States pay the $2 million medical bill for Warmbiers care as the American student was comatose. Trump emphasized the difference between his administration and the Obama administration when it came to hostage negotiations. No money was paid to North Korea for Otto Warmbier not anything else. North Korea has said he was provided medical treatments and care with all sincerity. We did not pay money for our great Otto Trump told reporters at the White House. I havent paid money for any hostage that Ive gotten. North Korea has denied accusations by Warmbiers relatives that the student was tortured during captivity. Trump is to welcome Abe to the White House for talks focused on trade and North Koreas nuclear program. The meeting follows Thursdays summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Vladimir Putin of Russia

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