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Dennis Rodman Makes Shocking Claim About Trump, North Korea

For those that find themselves concerned that tensions between the United States and North Korea remain at an all-time high, you can take some small solace in the fact that former NBA star Dennis Rodman is on the case. Rodman thinks he can play peacemaker between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, and he’s offered up some insights on his well-publicized visits to North Korea. As the New York Post shares, Rodman paints a vastly different picture of the leader of the rogue nation.

“For me to go over there and see [Kim] as much as I have, I basically hang out with him all the time. We laugh, we sing karaoke, we do a lot of cool things together. We ride horses, we hang out, we go skiing, we hardly ever talk politics and that’s the good thing,” Rodman said. “Every time I see him he’s always calm, he's always smiling especially when he's around family. If you see him just sit at a table he's just like everybody else. I know he tries to be a dictator and a madman but I've never seen anybody in my life have that much power, if it's good or bad.”

Rodman acknowledges that his relationship with Un has raised plenty of eyebrows, but he insists he’s just friends with him and not in favor of the rogue regime. Rodman knows Trump as well, and he thinks the commander-in-chief should try a different tactic moving forward.

“To me I think if the president even tries to reach out for Kim I think it will be a great possibility. Things can happen if Donald Trump, if they sit down, have some type of mutual conversation, they don't have to be like a friendship conversation, just a mutual conversation: saying hi I would love to engage in some words and politics and over the history of your country and my country and just try to start some dialogue,” Rodman adds. “I think that'll open up maybe the door just a little bit.”

As for those that claim he’s merely sympathetic to North Korea due to his frequent travels to the nation, Rodman makes it clear that he’s not defending anything Un may have done.

“I'm not defending the marshal of North Korea. I'm not defending him, I'm not defending the fact that what he does as far as his country and his leadership. I think he has been passed a throne from his grandfather and his father. A lot of people say that the grandfather was worse than the father and the father is worse than the marshal today,” Rodman continued. “I've got to hope. I've got to hope that the fact that we can actually try to come have some type of happy medium around the world, especially here in America.”

While it’s a nice thought that a little extra diplomacy would go a long way towards calming the tensions, the reality is vastly different. Kim Jong Un ratcheted things back up after a quiet period by testing dangerous missiles. Perhaps if he would stop doing that, the tensions would work themselves out.

Source: New York Post, Daily Mail
Photo: ITV

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