Chuck Schumer Upset That Dennis Rodman Conducted More Diplomacy With North Korea Than Barack Obama
Former 1990s punchline Dennis Rodman has done more to open North Korea to the world than nay-saying Democrat leadership.
The hilarious point was made by Florida’s Rep. Matt Gaetz, a Republican who appeared on Fox to dress down Sen. Chuck Schumer from New York on attacking Trump’s approach to the leadership of North Korea.
According to Gaetz, Schumer and the other Democrats must all feel a deep sense of embarassment to know that the 6’7″ ex-husband of Carmen Electra has “conducted more diplomacy in North Korea than the Obama Administration.”
.@RepMattGaetz: "It must be very embarrassing for the political left and the mainstream media that @dennisrodman conducted more diplomacy in North Korea than the Obama administration ever did." #Hannity pic.twitter.com/NGjPPqobzW
— Fox News (@FoxNews) May 12, 2018
With Rodman and Kim having been friends since 2013, Rodman displays a profound ignorance in saying that the brutal dictator is a “good kid.” The two have enjoyed such pursuits together including skiing, horseback riding and karaoke.
In interviews, Rodman said that the two men “talk about basketball.” Kim grew up in a boarding school in Switzerland, where he learned to play. Rodman told unfunny funnyman that he likes to visit North Korea beacuse he wants to help hold open the door to a conversation, claiming that Kim has told him that he doesn’t want to be involved in a war:
“I’m close enough to him to the fact that he can discuss anything with me. But the deal is I don’t discuss politics because that’s not my job. My job is to be a human being, to try and connect us with him.”
It’s an oddly sweet, oddly stupid thing to say. Your friend owns slaves.
Rodman Wanted To ‘Straighten Things Out’ Between US and North Korea
Last fall, Rodman talked about his relationship with Kim Jong-Un, saying that he wants to be part of the peace process and to be involved in straightening things out between the small communist nation and the world.
Here’s what we said in September:
“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.”
Rodman didn’t want to defend the provocations of the Dear Leader Kim, saying that he was only an “ambassador for sports. And in an amazing turn, Rodman presented the Norks with a Trump book. No word on whether it was signed.
“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.
Previously with Rodman
In 2014, we wrote up Rodman after one of his trips to see the Norks, who on arrival was interviewed by Chris Cuomo through a satellite connection.
“Cuomo asked Rodman if he would take the opportunity to push the North Korean dictator to release the American Kenneth Bae, who has been detained in the country for more than a year on unknown charges. That’s when a visibly intoxicated and nonsensical Rodman lost his mind.”
Rodman then went on to hint that Bae had done something illegal in North Korea. The interview took place almost one year before Bae was released from custody.
Rep. Matt Gaetz
Rep. Gaetz has made a name for himself with his quotable lines handed to media. He was one of the people involved in pushing to release the FISA memo:
“I believe the consequence of its release will be major changes in people currently working at the FBI and the Department of Justice,” he said, referencing DOJ officials Rod Rosenstein and Bruce Ohr.”
Last fall, Gaetz appeared on Fox and Friends to talk about his ideas for the then-upcoming Tax Cut And Reform Bill, saying that he wanted to cut off tax loopholes for NFL teams that protest the national anthem.
“I don’t think that the millionaires and billionaires associated with professional sports ought to get a special tax break that’s not available to the regular small businesses and regular folks in my district and across America,” the Florida Republican said.
Sources: USA Today, Fox News