Dennis Rodman cries, says Obama rejected him being an ambassador to North Korea

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One decade ago, the thought of Donald Trump, Dennis Rodman, and Kim Jong Un meeting to discuss world peace would have been so ludicrous that a screenwriter would have had issues pitching that concept as a movie.

But insanity has become the norm in an era where a reality TV star can be president and an eccentric former NBA player could be involved in peace talks.

On June 11, Trump, Rodman, and Jong Un all met in Singapore. Following the meeting, Rodman shared his thoughts on CNN while wearing a Make America Great Again hat and a shirt for an upcoming marijuana business.

He praised the moment while blasting Barack Obama. Rodman believes that Obama rejected his visits to North Korea during his administration. He also said he received death threats.

“I said to everybody, the door will open,” Rodman said while crying. “It’s amazing, it’s amazing, it’s amazing, when I said those things, when I went back home, I got so many death threats, and I believed in North Korea, and I couldn’t go home, I couldn’t even go home, I had to hide out for 30 days, but I kept my head high, and I knew things were going to change.”

It should be noted that Obama received backlash from Republicans when he mentioned the idea of meeting Jong Un during his presidency. Also, Trump allegedly agreed to stop military exercises in South Korea, a move that could be detrimental to that region.

Overall, a summit with Trump, Rodman, and Jong Un meeting sums up the strange reality of 2018.

A.R. Shaw
A.R. Shaw

A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents culture, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Follow his journey on Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.