Rodman on North Korean Death Camps: 'We Do the Same Thing Here'
Dennis Rodman compared North Korea's prison camps to former President Bill Clinton's affair with intern Monica Lewinsky in a bizarre interview on Sunday after he became, by all accounts, the first American to meet with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un last week.
On ABC's "This Week," host George Stephanopoulos asked the former Chicago Bulls star how Rodman could call a murderer who puts 200,000 people in prison camps a great guy.
Rodman said, "we do the same thing here."
When an incredulous Stephanapoulos asked him to clarify, Rodman bizarrely equated Jong Un's prison camps to Clinton's affair with his "secretary" Lewinsky.
"Well, you know, guess what, it's amazing how we do the same thing here," Rodman said. "We don't have prison camps, guess what, this is all politics, right?
Rodman then seemed to imply that his friendship with Jong Un was like Stephanopoulos's friendship with former President Bill Clinton, for whom the ABC host used to work as a hack.
"It's amazing that we have presidents over here do the same thing, right?," Rodman said. "It's amazing that Bill Clinton could do one thing and have sex with his secretary and do one thing and really get away with it and still be powerful ... this is all politics, right?
When Stephanopoulos said a "murderer who is your friend is still a murderer," Rodman said the North Korean dictator was still his friend.
"I don't condone what he does, but as far as a person to person, he's my friend," Rodman said. "But as far as what he does, you deal with it."