Former NBA star Dennis Rodman shed tears over the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Trump in Singapore Tuesday, saying that former President Obama would not give him the time of day with his diplomatic efforts.
Rodman described how he had received death threats and how he “couldn’t even go home” after meeting with Kim in 2014, but that he continued to hope that North Korea would change. He also said he knew the meeting between Trump and Kim would be prolific.
He added that Rodman ad reached out to Obama for years, but to no avail.
“If you can do certain things, I would listen, my ears would be open,” Rodman said. “And I tried to do that with Obama. And Obama did not give me the time of day. I asked him, I said I have something to say from North Korea and he brushed me off. And that didn’t deter me. I still kept going back.”
He went on to say that “Donald Trump should take a lot of credit for” the diplomatic meeting between the two hostile countries.
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