Jun 11, 2018 - World

Dennis Rodman: I got a White House thank you call

Dennis Rodman, the former NBA star and one of the few westerners to have met Kim Jong-un, spoke from Singapore to CNN's Chris Cuomo tonight, and said an aide to President Trump had called to pass on a message: "Donald Trump is so proud of you, he thanks you a lot."

Why it matters: Rodman said in one of their meetings Kim gave him conditions that could help improve relations with the U.S., but the Obama administration "didn’t give me the time of day." He also discussed his impressions of Kim, saying he seemed to understand some English, and is "like a big kid" who "loves to have a good time." Rodman also said Kim "wants to be around the world. He wants to come to America," but "politics" have stood in the way.

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