Just days after Otto Warmbier returned from North Korea after being imprisoned for over a year, the American fell into a coma where he later died. Donald Trump released a statement on the incident, which didn't go over well with his critics on social media.

Trump on North Korea

After six months in the White House, Donald Trump has faced a barrage of criticism on a daily basis. From his controversial rhetoric and executive orders, to his policy proposals and random tweetstorms, the former host of "The Apprentice" has been constantly backed into a corner.

The biggest controversy to hover over his head has been over the growing Russian scandal, but the latest foreign entanglement has involved North Korea. For the last 17 months, 22-year-old Otto Warmbier had been imprisoned in North Korea after being found guilty of "hostile acts" against the country for stealing a political poster. Warmbier was sentenced to 15 years of "hard labor," which North Korea is infamously known for. However, Warmbier was released to the United States last week, but was diagnosed with a "several neurological injury" and later fell into a coma. Warmbier's father has since spoke out, alleging that his son was the victim of torture where he believes he was "terrorized and brutalized." On June 19, Trump addressed the issue, and later released a full statement which he posted on his Twitter feed.

Taking to Twitter to speak out against the death of Otto Warmbier on Monday was Donald Trump. After offering is "deepest condolences" to the Warmbier family, the president went on to state that Otto's death "deepens (his) administration's determination to prevent such tragedies from befalling innocent people at the hands of regimes that do not respect the rule of law." Trump went on to double down on the "brutality of the North Korean regime," which he later added in a comment, "we'll be able to handle it."

Twitter reacts

In response to Donald Trump's reaction and statement on the death of Otto Warmbier, social media critics didn't hold back their thoughts.

"The death of Otto is heartbreaking. North Korea is an autocratic regime that revolves around a power hungry idiot. God help us," Jules Suzdaltsev tweeted out.


Human. Decency," David Blaustein wrote on his Twitter feed, while attaching several controversial photos of Donald Trump in the process. "Thank you, but what about your condolences for those harmed in the London attack which happened prior?" William LeGate tweeted, before rhetorically asking, "Is this one of those things you all are 'silently' happy about?"

"This is great and all Now what about the terrorist victims in Finsbury? Or the 17 year old Muslim girl murdered," Brandon Neely tweeted.

"I see your statement, Mr. President, but didn't you say you 'would be honored' to meet with Kim Jong Un?" Matt Small posted. The negative reaction continued as the backlash against Donald Trump showed no signs of slowing down.