Rodman: I got call saying Trump was proud of me

Ex-NBA star Dennis Rodman

The former National Basketball Association star appeared on CNN on June 11 after President Donald Trump met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for the first time ever.

An emotional Dennis Rodman praised President Trump on Monday and told CNN's Chris Cuomo that former President Obama wouldn't give him the time of day on his diplomacy efforts in N. Korea. "And I believe in North Korea..." I knew things were going to change.

"I just felt like I fell in love with the country from day one", Rodman said.

Dennis Rodman talks about Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un's summit on 'Cuomo Prime Time'. I never had no one to see me.

On Twitter, conservatives celebrated Trump's meeting with Kim-and Rodman's heartfelt support of it.

Rodman is one of the more unlikely side characters of the Trump era, thanks to his understandable friendship with the USA president - and freaky one with North Korean dictator.

Wearing a red "Make America Great Again" hat, the five-time National Basketball Association champion and longtime friend of Kim Jong Un, became emotional while sharing his role in bringing the two leaders together.

"I've always been an advocate of involving Dennis Rodman", Clapper noted to Cuomo.

Trump landed in Singapore a little after 8:30 p.m. local time for the highly-anticipated meeting with the North Korean leader, which is set to take place on Tuesday.

His earlier visits to North Korea included a basketball game he organized, an event chronicled in the documentary film "Big Bang in Pyongyang", which featured Rodman singing "Happy Birthday" to Kim, as well as scenes of inebriated and erratic behavior by the basketball Hall of Famer.

"Yes, Donald Trump reached out", he said. "I'll tell you what the Marshall wants more than anything". Rodman's agent later confirmed that his client thought he had spoken to the White House media chief.

As the interview descended further into farce, and Rodman plugged the brand of cryptocurrency funding his trip to Singapore, the internet kicked the mirth machine into high gear.

In 2014, Trump tweeted dismissively about the possibility that he and Rodman would someday travel to North Korea together. It was the first-ever summit between a USA president and a North Korean leader.

"Let's just hope for the best", said Rodman.

Rodman said Kim, who was educated in Switzerland, "understands bits and pieces", of English.

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