In answer to a question about Otto Warmbier, Trump called him and his parents "special" people. "It gave me a little more shine of a light as far as knowing the fact that I did something pretty, pretty historical as far as bringing awareness to North Korea and some of the issues that's over there".
CNN's Chris Cuomo, appearing disturbed, awkwardly stared as Rodman rambled about Eddie Vedder from the 1990s rock group Pearl Jam, his former coach Phil Jackson and his self-promoting weed cryptocurrency t-shirt.
On Twitter, conservatives celebrated Trump's meeting with Kim-and Rodman's heartfelt support of it. "I don't want to worry about the war stuff, I don't know anything about that", he said. Trump also said Rodman was "either drunk or on drugs (delusional)" and was "glad I fired him on Apprentice!"
During his interview, Rodman discussed his conversations with the North Korean regime leading up to the summit.
The White House called Rodman Monday morning. "President Trump committed to provide security guarantees to the DPRK, and Chairman Kim Jong Un reaffirmed his firm and unwavering commitment to complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula", Trump and Kim released in a joint statement at a signing ceremony early Tuesday morning. Kept going back. I showed my loyalty and my trustworthiness to this country.
"He just wanted me to reach out and thank you for some of the positive things you said and appreciate you being helpful in this process". "I've never seen that side of North Korea". The company also sponsored one of Rodman's previous trips to the country, where he alleged gifted Kim a copy of Trump's book The Art of the Deal.
This is a true story and I've got me people here who heard the conversation. "Everyone came at me and I'm still standing", the former Chicago Bulls player said, adding that everyone ridiculed him for wanting to act as a mediator and peacemaker. When Rodman first visited North Korea in 2013 his outreach was roundly decried by both the media and the Obama administration as nearsighted & unacceptable.
Then called "Pak Un", masquerading as the son of an employee of the North Korean embassy, Kim is thought to have attended an English-language worldwide school in Gümligen, near Bern. "I'm here to see it, I'm so happy".
Describing Kim Jong Un as a "good friend", Rodman said he didn't want to think about the politics of the situation.