According to the Defense Department's POW/MIA Accounting Agency, more than 7,800 Americans have not been accounted for from the war, and about 5,300 of that total are believed to have been lost in battle in North Korea or buried at prisoner-of-war camps.
In an interview that will air on "Hannity" Tuesday at 9:00pm ET, Trump was asked about some of the controversial remarks he had previously made, including calling Kim "Little Rocket Man" and saying that North Korea's continued threats against the US would be "met with fire and fury like the world has never seen".
He called Warmbier's death "brutal", but noted that "a lot of people started to focus on what was going on including North Korea".
"I really think that Otto is someone who did not die in vain".
He served 527 days of a 15-year sentence of hard labor, during which USA officials staged a surprise trip to Pyongyang last September and demanded that Pyongyang send him home on "humanitarian grounds". "We did sanctions and all of the things you would do, but without the rhetoric...we wouldn't have been here".
The Commander-in-Chief spoke with Hannity just hours after his face-to-face meeting with Kim Jong Un; explaining his use of heated language when describing the communist leader, whom he referred to at the United Nations as a little "Rocket Man".
He had been imprisoned in North Korea beginning in January 2016 after being sentenced to 15 years of hard labor for trying to steal a poster bearing a propaganda slogan from his hotel, North Korea state media said. When asked if he was tortured, she said she can't be sure what caused the lack of oxygen to the brain.
"I think it is well to keep in mind that Kim Jong Un has given up nothing at this point".
"We are proud of Otto and miss him", the parents said in a statement.
In April, Warmbier's parents filed a lawsuit against North Korea, alleging that the government tortured and murdered their son.
"When the South-North relations improve, we will push first for the recovery of remains in the Demilitarized Zone", the 154-mile-long, 2.5-mile-wide area separating the two Koreas, Moon said. "Very few people at that age - you can take one out of 10,000 - probably couldn't do it". How can I not?