Following his visit to North Korea, retired NBA star Dennis Rodman returned praising North Korean dictator Kim Jon Un and referring to President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as “a**holes.”
“He’s my friend for life. I don’t care what you guys think about him. I don’t give a [expletive] what people around the world think about him. But he’s my friend. And you saw it on the pictures. He’s my friend,” Rodman said, according to CBS News.
The former NBA player, his face adorned with designer sunglasses and a cigar in his mouth, also angrily rejected calls for him to lobby the North Korean dictator to release imprisoned American citizen Kenneth Bae.
“Guess what? That’s not my job to ask about Kenneth Bae,” Rodman shouted at reporters.
“Ask Obama about that. … Ask Hillary Clinton. … Ask those a**holes,” he added, as he evaded further questioning.
Rodman told The Associated Press as he was leaving his hotel in Pyongyang that he had talked with the North Korean dictator about visiting again and said Un “really actually wants to change things.”
The two reportedly first met during a visit in February where Rodman was promoting basketball.
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