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Dennis Rodman broke down in tears talking about North Korea-US situation

Dennis Rodman broke down in tears talking about North Korea-US situation

Dennis Rodman was overcome with emotion during a TV interview about President Donald Trump's historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday, June 12.

Moments after President Trump and the North Korean leader signed documents outlining their framework for future peace talks, the basketball great - who traveled to Singapore for the historic summit - called Kim "a great guy".

"I got death threats", Rodman said breaking down in tears. Rodman has been to North Korea five times since the basketball-loving Kim came to power, often as a guest of Kim. "And Obama did not give me the time of day", he said. But I kept my head up high.

"President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un conducted a comprehensive, in-depth, and honest exchange of opinions on the issues related to the establishment of new U.S. -DPRK relations and the building of a lasting and robust peace regime on the Korean Peninsula".

"I didn't have no one to see me. He wants his people to enjoy this life", said Mr Rodman, adding that Kim is "not a dumb man".

Discussing his relationship with Kim, Rodman said the North Korea dictator was "more like a big kid" who "loves to have a good time". "I'm so happy", he said.

He praised Donald Trump's willingness to take the meeting. After years of building a friendship with Kim through multiple visits to Pyongyang and their shared love of basketball, Rodman suggested that he played a supporting role in laying the groundwork that ultimately led to the summit by bringing "awareness" to North Korea.

He's also repeatedly expressed his support for a meeting between Trump and Kim - even offering to facilitate it or serve as an ambassador of sorts.

Rodman also plugged Potcoin, the marijuana-centered cryptocurrency that sponsored his trip. I couldn't even go home. "I don't want to be involved in the politics of this agreement", Rodman said. I never started it for no money. Therefore, it only seems right that Potcoin made an appearance during the meeting between the American and North Korean leaders.

He explained that he gave the North Korean official Trump's book, "Art of the Deal", while he was in North Korea.

"Let's just hope for the best", said Rodman.

In 2017, his visit coincided with the release of American Otto Warmbier - a college student from OH who was arrested for theft and sentenced to 15 years in prison.