NBA Hall-of-Famer Dennis Rodman will be in Singapore during the upcoming summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. (Image source: YouTube screencap)
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NBA Hall-of-Famer Dennis Rodman, friend of both President Trump and Kim Jong-Un, is planning to be in Singapore during the much-anticipated summit between the U.S. and North Korea on June 12.
Who's sending him?
Well, certainly not the White House. Trump Administration deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley said on Thursday that Rodman "is great on the court but negotiations should best be left to those who are good at it. President Donald Trump is the best. So we expect he and Kim Jong-Un to have an amazing conversation without Dennis Rodman in tow."
When asked whether Rodman, also known as "The Worm" had been invited to the summit, President Trump responded, "No, he wasn't."
But marijuana cryptocurrency PotCoin has signed up to sponsor Rodman's trip, with spokesman Shawn Perez saying, "The PotCoin team as a community has been incredibly supportive of Rodman's peace mission from the beginning. We're thrilled to see how the political climate has improved between North Koreans and the U.S. since he became involved.
Perez added: "We at PotCoin definitely believe that Dennis Rodman deserves the Nobel Peace Prize jointly with President Trump and the Marshal Kim Jong Un."
So, he's friends with both, you say?
The Worm has visited North Korea a number of times after befriending Kim Jong-Un while traveling there with the Harlem Globe Trotters in 2013. Reportedly, the two have a shared interest in basketball and similar tastes in music.
Rodman told Stephen Colbert last year of Kim, "It's funny, though, that I don't see how people can sit there and say that this person is a 'madman.' He probably is, but I didn't see that. But he probably is."
As far as his relationship with President Trump, Rodman appeared twice on "Celebrity Apprentice," and said in April: "I don't ask Donald Trump for anything. I like Donald Trump. He's a good friend, and I've always asked him to talk to me because the good people of North Korea and the government asked me to talk to Donald Trump about what they want and how we can solve things."
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