"It nearly didn't happen ..."
While Rodman is now in Singapore and has met Kim on several occasions, he is not playing an official part of the high-level summit. He declined to comment on whether he planned to meet Trump or Kim. He can have it all.
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Discussions are also left on economic rewards North Korea will receive such as sanctions relief and investment in the regime.
Rodman's ties to Kim blossomed during a controversial visit to North Korea in early 2013, when he called Kim "a friend for life".
He also revealed that a White House staffer called him to say Mr Trump was proud of him. Throughout it all Rodman held fast to the belief that if our leader would simply extend his hand in a show of peace that Kim would be there to reciprocate. Back in 2014, the real estate mogul wrote in a series of tweets that he was "glad" he fired the five-time National Basketball Association champion from The Celebrity Apprentice. "He is trying to protect his people and trying to protect his honor and everything that has to do with his country". With tears streaking down his face and a MAGA hat atop his shaved head, former National Basketball Association great Dennis Rodman chastised Obama's "no-approach" policy, called out CNN for misrepresenting his cause of peace & championed Donald Trump while video of the Kim-Trump summit played in the background. I am here to see it.
I talked to Kim Jong Un and the administration over there five years ago, and he asked me when we sat down for lunch, 'Hey Dennis, I would like to ask you three things to go back and tell the president of the United States these three things and I would be willing to talk to him'. Have a handshake, have a smile, have a glass of iced tea. "I don't need to worry about the war stuff, I don't know anything about that", he said.
"I just wanted to see it get done so we all can live good together", Rodman said.
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Those who arrived early got first dibs on KSG merchandise, which included long-sleeved shirts, hoodies, blankets and jackets. Meanwhile, Cudi also unveiled the cover art to Kids See Ghost , which was designed by Takashi Murakami .
"I said to everybody, the door will open", said Rodman.
And as Cuomo tried to squeeze in another question, Rodman unleashed the waterworks, visibly surprising the anchor.
Dennis' fans threatened him.'When I said those damn things when I went home I got so many death threats, ' Dennis continued. "I couldn't even go home ..." But he appeared to have trouble containing his excitement, telling Cuomo, "It's a great day" and exclaiming: "I'm so happy!"
'When I met Kim Jong-un, I didn't know what to expect. but once I got to know the culture over there, I felt at home'.
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At the summit, Trump refused to endorse a group deal, saying other members use unfair trade practices against the United States. Jeremy Corbyn, the head of the opposition and the leader of Labour party, denounced the summit as a failure caused by Trump.