So apparently, one of the greatest defenders in the history of the NBA has become a defender of American interests in North Korea. And from Dennis Rodman’s perspective, the relationship between “The Worm,” and North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, could keep the U.S. out of war.
After a recent visit with Kim, Rodman says he’s confused by America’s shifting relationship with Russia, another communist state, “but for some reason we have a big issue with North Korea.”
“I don’t love (Kim),” he added. “I just want to try to straighten things out for everyone to get along together.”
Rodman has apparently visited the Korean penninsula several times but says that he and Kim rarely touch on politics. “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,” he said on the English morning show, Good Morning Britian. “We ride horses, we hang out, we go skiing, we hardly ever talk politics and that’s the good thing.”
Skiing has been a touchstone for the North Korean leader, given that the country has poured an inordinate amount of money into resort tourism of late (even if it resembles stuff from the late-1990s propoganda). South Korea hosts the winter Olympics in February.
North Korea has tested several nuclear weapons recently and President Trump has threatened the rogue leader with a “massive military response.” In these strange times then, Rodman seemingly makes for the most reliable inroad with North Korea right now. A scary thought.