Dennis Rodman made news last night when he became emotional discussing how his visits to North Korea changed him. He claimed that he’d been threatened and had to go into hiding for 30 days after returning to the US. He also claimed that Obama did nothing to help him.
Rodman made several trips to Pyongyang where he met with Kim Jong Un and even struck up a friendship over their mutual fondness of basketball.
The former basketball star also appeared on Trump’s “Celebrity Apprentice” show.
The AP reports:
Rodman later told the AP in a phone interview that a call had come from White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. “She sent her best wishes and said that Donald Trump is really proud of you. He’s happy you’re having some type of part of this whole situation,” Rodman recalled her saying. “He’s very happy to carry out the things I’ve been saying.”
Rodman suggested he helped lay at least the groundwork for the summit, joking to the AP that he “should be pushing for the Nobel Peace Prize. At least give me a piece of it, something like that. An honorable mention.”
He also said he thought he’d meet with Trump soon. “I’m pretty sure that I’ll be going somewhere, like the White House to meet him,” he said.
IN CASE YOU MISSED THE INTERVIEW LAST NIGHT:
Fox News reports that Dennis Rodman, the former NBA star and longtime friend of Kim Jong Un who has visited North Korea several times, broke down in tears during a televised interview early Tuesday as President Trump and Kim held a historic meeting in a hotel on Singapore’s Sentosa Island.
In an interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo that quickly became emotionally charged, Rodman, wearing a red “Make America Great Again” hat, blasted former President Barack Obama for not taking the North Korean leader seriously.
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Five years ago, Rodman said, Kim told Rodman “certain things” to relay to Obama concerning potential negotiations, but the former president “didn’t even give me the time of day — he just brushed me off, but that didn’t deter me.”
Meanwhile, another black, well-known, former NBA athlete, Dennis Rodman was seen sporting a “Make America Great Again” hat during his interview with Chris Cuomo on the anti-Trump network.
Watch Chris Cuomo, as he’s forced to interview Dennis Rodman, who has formed an unlikely friendship with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un discuss how he believes that if President Trump goes into the meeting with a great heart, he can cut an historic deal with the dictator in Singapore. Rodman told Cuomo that Trump is “going to do a great job” with the negotiations.
Rodman, who admitted he was “naive” when he first visited the rogue regime, then started weeping and repeatedly dabbed away tears from his eyes as he recounted the blowback he received in the U.S. for visiting Kim.