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We're watching how Donald Trump is using this platform of unfettered communication now that he’s commander in chief. Here is everything Trump has tweeted since he was sworn in as 45th president of the United States. In many cases, we look at what he was reacting to and whether what he said was accurate. And, as much as possible, we'll relate what else was going on at the time. Check back for more as Trump continues to tweet.
President Trump offered condolences to the family of Otto Warmbier, an American student who died Monday afternoon after he was imprisoned by North Korea for 17 months and freed last week in a coma.
“There is nothing more tragic for a parent than to lose a child in the prime of life,” Trump said in a statement. “Our thoughts and prayers are with Otto’s family and friends, and all who loved him.
"Otto’s fate deepens my administration’s determination to prevent such tragedies from befalling innocent people at the hands of regimes that do not respect the rule of law or basic human decency,” he continued. “The United States once again condemns the brutality of the North Korean regime as we mourn its latest victim.”
North Korean authorities detained Warmbier in March 2016 as he visited the isolated, authoritarian state as a tourist. Soon afterward, the country’s high court accused him of attempting to steal a propaganda poster from his Pyongyang hotel and sentenced him to 15 years of hard labor for crimes against the state.