Dennis Rodman shares his conversation with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un including his request to have President Obama call him [Video]


Dennis Rodman went to North Korea to visit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Rodman was the first American to meet with Jong. Sunday he had his first interview since returning and of course he dropped several gems about his visit. Rodman appeared on “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” Sunday to discuss his trip and his budding friendship with Kim Jong Un.

Rodman shared the fact that the North Korean leader asked him to have President Obama call him. Rodman also said the two discussed their love of basketball. But he didn’t want to discuss the prison camps Jong Un has set up in North Korea, or the threats Jong Un has made against the United States. The five-time NBA Champion stressed that the North Korean leader is just 28 years old and that some of the negative connotations we have of him are because of his father and grandfather. Rodman described Jong Un as a “great guy” who does not want to go to war.


AP provides some context as to how Rodman’s trip came about and possibly how The State Department views the visit.

Rodman is just back from a visit to North Korea with the Harlem Globetrotters basketball team and spent two days with Kim.

The State Department on Friday distanced itself from Rodman’s visit.

The trip took place amid strained ties between the U.S. and North Korea over the North’s recent underground nuclear test.

No comment on Rodman’s fashion statement for the appearance… or lack thereof.