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Tearful Dennis Rodman: 'I Knew Things Were Going to Change'

Tearful Dennis Rodman: 'I Knew Things Were Going to Change'

"It's a great day".

"I don't want to see that".

"I got so much bad press".

"I'm not in this for no money". His Singapore trip was bankrolled by Cryptocurrency PotCoin, in exchange for wearing its T-shirts in on-camera appearances.

Visibly upset, Rodman also said that under the Obama administration, he did not receive a pleasant welcome home the first time when he returned stateside after visiting Kim. Have a smile, have a glass of iced tea. I never had no one to hear me.

"I'm out of it".

He also spoke of how happy he was that Trump had agreed to meeting with Kim, which no US president has done before. It was the same toothless media that cheered on deals with Cuba & Iran during Obama's governance that sits here today criticizing Trump & Rodman for their audacity in offering an olive branch to the teetering cold state of North Korea.

He added, choking up: "When I said those damn things, when I went back home. They're still with me after all these years", Rodman said before saying the was thankful for his corporate sponsor. I couldn't even go home, but I kept my head high, and I knew things were going to change. "I was the only one".

"I was sitting up protecting everything", Rodman said. He explained that President Obama 'didn't even give [him] the time of day, ' when he suggested he had a solution that would be able to fix America's relationship with Korea.

The historic summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ended, Reuters noted, with promise, since North Korea's dictator vowed to move toward complete denuclearization.

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"Yes, Donald Trump reached out", said Rodman claiming he had received a call from Trump's secretary.

It is unclear whether Rodman and Trump are actually friends.

"I asked him. I said I have something to say from North Korea and he just brushed me off".

Mr Trump said last week that Mr Rodman had not been invited to the summit.

Rodman said he wants to stay out of politics, but that his attempts to establish a connection on a human level perhaps played some role in making the Trump-Kim summit possible.

Rodman spoke in glowing terms about Kim, as he has done before, and glossed over the young leader's troubling human rights record.

But how did Rodman, a five-time National Basketball Association champion once nicknamed "The Worm", become America's unlikely and unofficial ambassador to the world's most repressive regime?

Bizarrely Trump ruled out ever meeting with the North Korean leader in a tweet sent two years before he even won the presidency. It ain't gotta be war.

Rodman first visited the North Korean capital, Pyongyang, in March 2013.