DC Trawler

Kim Jong Un’s new BFF: Dennis Rodman

Remember Dennis Rodman? Y’know, this guy:

The normal one. Well, now he’s in North Korea for some reason, and it sounds like we missed out on a competent Secretary of State. Associated Press:

Ex-NBA star Dennis Rodman met North Korea’s Kim Jong Un on Thursday on the third day of his improbable journey to Pyongyang, telling the leader “You have a friend for life,” a delegation spokesman said.

Rodman and Kim sat side by side at an exhibition game in Pyongyang, chatting as they watched players from North Korea and the U.S. play on mixed teams, Alex Detrick, a spokesman for the New York-based VICE media company, told The Associated Press…

Rodman arrived in Pyongyang on Monday with three members of the professional Harlem Globetrotters basketball team, VICE correspondent Ryan Duffy and a VICE production crew to shoot a documentary for a new HBO TV series…

Duffy later invited Kim to visit the United States, a proposal met with hearty laughter from the North Korean leader, Detrick said.

“Ha ha ha! You want me to visit a smoking crater? Ha ha ha!”

Only Nixon could go to China, and only Rodman could go to North Korea. Except Rodman has gotten way more rebounds. I think we have a winner.