Dennis Rodman said he should be honored “right beside” Donald Trump if the president gets the Nobel Peace Prize,
“If Donald is considered for the Nobel Peace Prize, well, I should be in there right beside him,” the 57-year-old NBA star answered when asked by TMZ Wednesday if he thought Trump should be considered after getting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to sit down for a meeting and sign a pledge to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula.
“I think that he’s doing what he can do to make this country great,” he added. “I’m not saying that I deserve the credit. I think that I had something to do with first making this situation aware six or seven years ago.”
“I think that I am not sitting here trying to pull my chain … I think that other people should realize that I never wanted this to be all about Dennis Rodman and my ventures to be famous or to have accolades on this,” he continued. “I never expected that. I never expected what’s going on today.”
“I am just so happy that we have a piece and a part of it. And to bring this to the forefront,” the retired basketball player shared. “But I think now with this peace treaty and what they did yesterday is a great historical event. I think that for me being vindicated the fact he called his press secretary [Sarah Sanders] and asked her to thank me and appreciate the things I was saying about him.”
Rodman traveled to Singapore ahead of the Trump-Kim summit to be on hand and offer “whatever support is needed to my friends.”
“Thanks to my loyal sponsors from @potcoin and my team at @Prince_Mrketing, I will be flying to Singapore for the historical Summit. I’ll give whatever support is needed to my friends, @realDonaldTrump and Marshall Kim Jong Un,” the NBA star tweeted.
Thanks to my loyal sponsors from @potcoin and my team at @Prince_Mrketing , I will be flying to Singapore for the historical Summit. I’ll give whatever support is needed to my friends, @realDonaldTrump and Marshall Kim Jong Un. pic.twitter.com/QGPZ8nPrBE
— Dennis Rodman (@dennisrodman) June 8, 2018
A year ago, he traveled to North Korea and met with the leader as a private citizen, telling reporters after the trip that he was “just trying to open the door.”