Thursday, 21 June, 2018

Tearful Rodman claims vindication for Kim ties

Dennis Rodman heading to Singapore for Trump Kim summit Modal Trigger Dennis Rodman Getty Images
Faye Gross | 13 June, 2018, 01:07

Trump said last week that Rodman had not been invited to the summit. He appeared on TV wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat and a T-shirt from his crytocurrency sponsor.

As Cuomo himself said of Rodman on Monday night, "He is our best resource right now for understanding the minds of the two men, especially Kim Jong-un". "Singapore, Tokyo, China. It's a great day".

"I believe in North Korea", Rodman said.

"I kept going back", he said.

Rodman has known Kim Jong-un for years and even brought a basketball team to North Korea once. "I don't need to worry about the war stuff, I don't know anything about that". "I asked him, I said 'I have something to say from North Korea, ' and he just brushed me off, '" Dennis explained to host Chris Cuomo.

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Rodman went on to say that he took so much criticism from a controversial 2014 trip to the Hermit Kingdom, that he gets weepy even thinking about it. Rodman sang "Happy Birthday" at the time to Kim and seemed unaware of that nation's terrible human rights record. I was the only one.

The former National Basketball Association star went on to discuss his attempts to get Obama to listen to messages that Kim reportedly gave to Rodman while he was visiting the country. Dismissing the negative perceptions of his "friend", Rodman insisted that Kim and North Korea have always been peace-loving. Asked if he would meet Kim in Singapore, he said he thought the North Korean leader had "bigger things to worry about", but added that every time he'd met with Kim, "it had been a surprise". After the two leaders shook hands and parted ways, Trump told reporters there would be many more meetings and that he's open to inviting Kim to The White House. "I'm so happy", Rodman said, becoming emotional throughout the interview. I still kept going back. "He really wants to go watch a basketball game". "I'm here to see it, I'm so happy".

"The United States and the DPRK commit to hold follow-on negotiations, led by the U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, and a relevant high-level DPRK official, at the earliest possible date, to implement the outcomes of the U.S. -DPRK summit", the statement continues. As one of the most notable visitors in recent years to North Korea, Rodman is aware of his role as an informal diplomat but insisted he "never wanted to step on anyone's toes" during this historic moment. "He's trying to protect his people, his honor, and everything that has to do with his country".

While Rodman was hopeful and grateful for the summit, he pointed out correctly that it's just the start of what will be a long process.

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