By now you’ve likely heard about the one headline coming out of the George Stephanopoulos-Dennis Rodman interview: that during Rodman’s visit to North Korea, the country’s dictator Kim Jong Un said all he wanted was President Obama to call him. But have you seen the rest of the awkward video?
How about the ABC anchor stopping Rodman in his tracks after Rodman said that North Koreans really respect their leader, and Stephanopoulos asking the simple question, “Aren’t they forced to?”
Or when Stephanopoulos confronted Rodman on North Korea’s abysmal human rights record and the dictator’s use of prison camps — and Rodman responded that the U.S. does the “same thing.”
“It sounds like you’re apologizing for him,” Stephanopoulos responded during the back-and-forth.
“No, I’m not apologizing for him. I think the fact that– he’s a good guy to me. He’s my friend. I don’t condone what he does, but as a person-to-person, he’s my friend.”
“Someone who hypothetically is a murderer whose your friend is still a murderer.
Rodman rattled off something about making “history” and tried to turn the conversation to Bill Clinton’s sex scandal.
Stephanopoulos, clearly annoyed at this point, eventually handed Rodman a copy of the human rights report on North Korea and told the former NBA star to bring it with him next time he went to the country.
Watch the entire interview below: