Tearful Rodman claims vindication for Kim ties

Minnie Murray
June 13, 2018

"I couldn't even go home, but I kept my head up high, brother". "I'm pretty sure that I'll be going somewhere, like the White House to meet him", he said. I had no one to hear me, no one to see me, but I knew it. Since then, he has been an advocate for improved US relations with North Korea, despite pressure at home concerning the effectiveness and ethical propriety of his so-called "basketball diplomacy". But I took those bullets, I took all of that.

Trump has not said much recently about Rodman, a former contestant for NBC's "The Celebrity Apprentice", other than to say he's "a nice guy" and "a great rebounder", even though he's not that tall.

"I tried to do that to Obama and Obama didn't even give me the time of day", he said as he got emotional.

Rodman also said that prior to this summit, he received a phone call from the president.

Rodman also said that Trump's secretary contacted him to let him know the President was proud of the work he's done in getting the two countries to the negotiating table.

"And that means a lot".

Added Rodman: "I'm not a politician". He told The Associated Press that he hopes to soon visit the White House. We don't need a miracle. "I said to everybody, the door will open".

"Donald Trump is going to do a great job". And obviously he has a great rapport with Kim Jong Un - who is a basketball fanatic himself.

"It ain't got to be about war, it ain't got to be about hatred or what happened in the past".

"I think the leaders made a good statement today just shaking hands, the main thing is to try and accomplish trust", Rodman told Channel NewsAsia at the Regent Hotel in Singapore. He wants to come to America. "He wants his people to enjoy his life". The two struck up an unlikely friendship over their shared love of basketball.

During his interview, Rodman discussed his conversations with the North Korean regime leading up to the summit.

Dennis Rodman at Changi Airport.

Dennis Rodman is a man who's very involved in politics.

Rodman had positioned himself as the unofficial US ambassador to North Korea, describing his multiple trips to the isolated Asian nation as "basketball diplomacy".

"He is willing to offer his support for his friends, President Trump and Marshal Kim Jong Un", Prince said.

Mr Trump said last week that Mr Rodman had not been invited to the summit.

The publicity stunt did not see any specific action taken, instead, Rodman simply appeared in various interviews and talks with a wealth of news outlets, wearing a Potcoin branded t-shirt, that stated 'Peace Starts in Singapore'.

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