Emotional Dennis Rodman breaks down over Trump and Kim summit

12 June, 2018, 16:56 | Author: Myra Gill
  • Dennis Rodman heading to Singapore for Trump Kim summit

Amid a landmark summit between President Donald Trump and the young North Korean leader, Rodman appeared on CNN wearing a "Make America Great again" cap.

Asked last week if Rodman had been invited to Singapore, Trump said, "No, he wasn't". Majorities also said North Korea is capable of launching a nuclear missile that could reach the USA (64%) and believed that the country's leadership is really willing to follow through on threats to use nuclear weapons against the US (65%). "I'm so happy just to be here, man, and see the whole world get as emotional as I did", he said.

"He called, his secretary and she called me and said, 'Dennis, Donald Trump is so proud of you, and he thanks you a lot, '" Rodman said, apparently referring to press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

"[He should] let Kim Jong-un see him really emotional. I had to hide out for 30 days".

"But I kept my head high, brother, I knew things were going to change ..."

"And I hope this is going to bridge some gaps between the countries and I think that they can do a good job".

"I just felt like I fell in love with the country from day one", Rodman said. "And I've said to people all along, those people have never showed any animosity, any aggression, any antagonizing ways that have proved me wrong", he added.

Before an interview with Rodman on "Cuomo Prime Time", Clapper said he had long thought Rodman was an important part of the process.


Rodman has faced ridicule and criticism for his trips to North Korea, which some USA politicians and activists view as serving only as fodder for North Korean propaganda. He wants to come to America.

In an interview with CNN on Tuesday, Rodman said: "It's a great day". I couldn't go home.

"Today's a great day for everybody, Singapore, Tokyo, China, everything".

"I've always been an advocate of involving Dennis Rodman", Clapper noted to Cuomo. "Glad I fired him on Apprentice!".

He first visited North Korea in 2013 with members of the Harlem Globetrotters basketball team, and in 2014 put together a team of North Korean basketball players for an exhibition match marking Kim's birthday.

Security around Kim's hotel remained tight, suggesting the North Korean leader may return after the summit.

Rodman said Kim, who was educated in Switzerland, "understands bits and pieces", of English.

"We need the doors to be open and start fresh and make this world a better place, baby, that's it", he said.

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