Former NBA player Dennis Rodman praised President Donald Trump for accepting an invitation to meet with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un Thursday.
“Well done, President Trump. You’re on the way to a historical meeting no U.S. president has ever done,” Rodman said, also asking Trump to send his regards to Kim and his family, according to the Associated Press.
Rodman, who calls the dictator a “friend for life,” has visited North Korea five times. The two have reportedly spent their time together playing basketball, drinking, riding horses and singing karaoke. On one of his trips, Rodman gave Kim a copy of Trump’s book “The Art of The Deal.” (RELATED: Dennis Rodman Gave Kim Jong Un Trump’s Iconic ‘Art Of The Deal’)
The comments come as South Korean National Security Adviser Chung Eui-Yong delivered a message to Trump from Kim, personally inviting the president to meet at a location that has yet to be determined. Trump accepted the invitation and said Kim “talked about denuclearization with the South Korean Representatives, not just a freeze. Also, no missile testing by North Korea during this period of time.”
Kim Jong Un talked about denuclearization with the South Korean Representatives, not just a freeze. Also, no missile testing by North Korea during this period of time. Great progress being made but sanctions will remain until an agreement is reached. Meeting being planned!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 9, 2018
Trump and the North Korean dictator are expected to meet before May.