Kim Jung Un is testing Hydrogen bombs, lobbing missiles over Japan, threatening Guam and talking about hitting us with an EMP, but have no fear, Dennis Rodman is there.
Dennis Rodman, the eccentric basketball star of the 90’s, has referred to Kim Jung Un as his “best friend.” Still, they avoid discussing politics, according to Rodman. Rodman sees himself as an “ambassador of sports.”
Kim Jung Un, despite his portly, 5’7 build, is a huge fan of playing and watching basketball, and is supposedly quite good at it. Though, one can never be too sure about the actual skills of the “Supreme Leader” since it is the job of state run media to put forth all kinds of unbelievable feats that Kim has accomplished.
These two oddballs have the strangest of bromances. They have been friends since 2013, and despite evidence of the ruthless nature of Kim Jung Un’s reign, Rodman says “he’s a good kid.” They have skied together, rode horses and even enjoyed some karaoke.
Rodman hopes that perhaps, in the midst of their next boys weekend, he can “straighten things out” between our countries. Interestingly, Rodman is also a friend of President Trump. Rodman was on Trump’s show Celebrity Apprentice, but was eliminated when he spelled Melania’s name wrong as part of an advertising task.
H/T Fox News
“NBA Hall-of-Famer Dennis Rodman said Wednesday he would like to “straighten things out” between North Korean Dictator Kim Jong-Un and the United States amid nuclear tensions.
Rodman, who has made trips to the isolation nation in the past, told a British television show that he has a history with Kim. He said they skied together and sang karaoke.
“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, according to Reuters.
The legendary rebounder said he was not trying to defend Kim’s provocations and was “just an ambassador for sports.”
“I don’t love (Kim). I just want to try to straighten things out for everyone to get along together,” he said.
Rodman visited North Korea in June and was seen giving President Trump’s book “The Art of the Deal” to North Korean Sports Minister Kim Il Guk. He said at the time he was “just trying to open a door” through his trip. He also made a trip to North Korea in 2014.
His statements come after North Korea tested a hydrogen bomb last weekend, stoking the tensions between Pyongyang and the international community”.
Kim Jung Un is ruthless dictator, and Rodman a goofy oblivion. Most see this relationship and any prospect of progress spawning forth as a joke. Rodman certainly is in a unique position to be able to have the ear of the world’s greatest threat to world peace.
Kim sees Rodman as a star and it wouldn’t surprise me at all if he has posters of Rodman up in his bedroom. So, is it possible that a simple minded dictator can be influenced by a character like Rodman? I don’t know, but it seems to be the only direct line of communication we have at this point. Kim lives in a alternate universe and if Rodman can somehow reach him where he is, how can it hurt?
If Rodman thinks he can “straighten things out” and ease this tension, I say more power to him! Perhaps it takes a weirdo to get through to a weirdo!