Dennis Rodman Weeps, Celebrates Historic US-North Korea Summit
Written by Alexandra Lang on June 12, 2018
In an interview yesterday with CNN’s Chris Cuomo, former Spurs player Dennis Rodman got emotional over the summit and meeting to occur between President Trump and Supreme Leader of North Korea Kim Jong Un. The basketball player was one of the first Americans to ever meet the North Korean leader, when he visited the country in 2013 .
Rodman began tearing up when describing the backlash he received for suggesting a discussion between the US and North Korea. “When I said those things… I got so many death threats… I can’t even go home. I had to hide out for 30 days,” Rodman explained. “But I kept my head up high… I knew things were going to change; I knew it, I was the only one… I took everything, everyone came at me and I’m still standing.”
When Cuomo asked how he knew that Kim Jong Un would be open to compromise, Rodman explained that he is not interested in politics, rather he aims to introduce sports to North Korea. “I don’t need to worry about the war stuff…I don’t know a thing about that. I just want to do one thing: bring sports to North Korea and try to bring that connection with us to North Korea. That’s it–sports. Everything else is in Donald Trump’s hands and in the White House’s hands. I’m out of it.”
Watch the full interview below: