Dennis Rodman on Visiting Kim Jong-Un: ‘For Some Reason, He Likes Me’

TRENT BAKER

In an appearance Wednesday on CBS’s “The Late Show,” NBA Hall of Fame’s Dennis Rodman discussed his relationship with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.

Stephen Colbert asked Rodman why he continues to visit the “madman, murderous dictator, which Rodman responded that Kim Jong-un “likes” and “trusts” him.

“Well, for some reason, he likes me,” Rodman responded. “I’m being honest, he likes me. I think the fact that people don’t really understand the fact if you actually go over there and meet him – obviously, you don’t see him talk on TV – but for some reason, he trusts me. And when I went over there, the first thing he said to me, he said, ‘Mr. Rodman, we just want to know, can we trust you?’ I said, ‘Absolutely.’”

Rodman, a five-time NBA champion, said he does not talk politics with Kim Jong-un, and instead talks basketball to “try and connect” the two countries.

“I’m close enough to him to the fact that he can discuss anything with me. But the deal is I don’t discuss politics because that’s not my job. My job is to be a human being, to try and connect us with him,” he said.

(h/t FTW)

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