Former U.S. basketball star Dennis Rodman, one of a handful of Westerners to have met North Korean head of state Kim Jong Un, said the young leader was trying to make changes in his country. "And today is a great day for everybody, Singapore, Tokyo, China, a great day", Dennis said emotionally in regards to the fact that the day he predicted has finally come. "And I think that people see now that I do care what's really going on and that's why I'm over here".
He appeared on television wearing a Trump supporters' "Make America Great Again" hat and a tee-shirt from his cryptocurrency sponsor.
"Who knew this would have happened five to six years ago. I'll give whatever support is needed to my friends, President Trump and Marshall Kim Jong-un", Rodman wrote on Instagram. Everyone came at me and I'm still standing.More news: United flight bound for Chicago diverted to Ireland
He went on to describe Kim as someone who loves taking selfies and is "a big kid, even though he's small". Have a smile, have a glass of iced tea.
"He's one of the best negotiators of all time and I'm looking forward to him adding to his historic success at the Singapore Summit", Rodman wrote. As reported by The Telegraph in March 2013, Rodman quoted Kim as saying he's against war.
After the two leaders shook hands and parted ways, Trump told reporters there would be many more meetings and that he's open to inviting Kim to The White House. -South Korea "war games". Kept going back. I showed my loyalty and my trustworthiness to this country. The basketball Hall-of-Famer said that he had received threats on his life after returning from North Korea in 2014.More news: Brad's forecast | Severe storms possible Monday afternoon
Having developed a personal relationship with Kim Jong-un on frequent travels to North Korea, Rodman is one of the few Americans who can say he met him ahead of Trump's historic summit. I got so many death threats while I was protecting everything. I never started it for no money.
And he accused former US President Barack Obama of "not giving me the time of day".
Despite the overall approval of direct talks between the two countries, the public was skeptical about whether North Korea's leadership is serious about addressing concerns about its nuclear program Around half of USA adults (49%) said North Korean leaders are not serious about addressing these concerns, while 38% thought North Korea's leaders are serious.More news: Amazon Prime Expands Whole Foods Discounts to 10 More States
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