Trump attempts to clarify controversial remarks about North Korea and Otto Warmbier

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Doctors in Cincinnati said he had suffered severe brain damage, although they weren't sure what led to it.

After the president's remarks, Warmbier's parents said in a statement, "We have been respectful during this summit process".

But North Korea's foreign minister said Pyongyang had only wanted some of the measures eased, and that its proposal to close "all the nuclear production facilities" at its Yongbyon complex was its best and final offer.

Kim "tells me he didn't know about it, and I will take him at his word", the president told reporters during a press conference Hanoi, Vietnam.

Watch more from Wallace above, and see Kellyanne Conway's reaction to the Warmbiers' statement below.

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Following several meetings in Hanoi, Kim Jong Un and Trump chose not to sign a bilateral document, agreeing to continue the dialogue instead.

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"He tells me that he didn't know about it, and I will take him at his word", said Trump, in comments he later walked back after returning to the United States.

Failure to reach an agreement marks a setback for Trump, a self-styled dealmaker under pressure at home over his ties to Russian Federation and testimony from Michael Cohen, his former lawyer who accused him of breaking the law while in office. His parents have said he was tortured.

Donald Trump may be able to accept North Korean President Kim Jong Un's assurances that he was not involved in Otto Warmbier's death.

"We just like each other. there's a warmth that we have and I hope that stays, I think it will", Trump said. Rob Portman, who took to the Senate floor hours after the president's remarks to say the US can not be "naive" about Kim and about what happened to Warmbier. In fact, Trump said he understands why he and Kim couldn't come to an understanding.

Trump has tried to remain on speaking terms with Kim, whom he labelled in 2017 as a "madman who doesn't mind starving or killing his people".

However, Warmbier's parents have long doubted Pyongyang's account of events, with his father Fred saying that the family did not believe "anything" the "terroristic regime" says.

The North claimed Warmbier fell into a coma soon after he was sentenced, saying he had contracted botulism and been given a sleeping pill.

On December 24, a United States judge ordered North Korea to pay $501 million over Warmbier's death from apparent torture.

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