Former NBA star Dennis Rodman praised President Donald Trump on Thursday for planning to fulfill with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.
Rodman, who has visited the Hermit Kingdom a number of instances and even given the regime’s sports activities minister a replica of Trump’s ebook, “The Artwork of the Deal,” informed the Related Press he needs to return to Pyongyang for “basketball diplomacy” within the subsequent few months.
“Nicely completed, President Trump. You are on the best way to a historic assembly no U.S. president has ever completed,” Rodman stated, whereas asking Trump to ship his regards to Kim and his household.
The 56-year-old legendary rebounder — who performed from 1986 to 2000 for the Pistons, Spurs, Bulls, Lakers and Mavericks — has beforehand stated that he would have preferred to “straighten issues out” between Kim and the U.S. amid nuclear tensions, but additionally admitted that the dictator was “most likely a madman.”
The White Home confirmed that Trump will settle for an invite by Kim to fulfill. The dictator prolonged the invitation and the president agreed that the 2 would meet by Could, South Korean Nationwide Safety Adviser Chung Eui-yong introduced.
The newest spherical of serious talks involving the U.S. and North Korea concluded in 2009. The so-called six-party talks, which concerned the U.S., North Korea, South Korea, Japan, Russia and China, ended when North Korea walked out.
The Related Press contributed to this report.