Kim Jong Un, left, shares a light moment with Dennis Rodman in Pyongyang in 2014. (Korea Central News Agency / Korea News Service via AP)
Dennis Rodman plans to be in Singapore during the summit meeting of President Trump with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un next week. But will the former NBA star really participate in the negotiations?
Well, where there is a "Worm," there is a way, or at least there has been in the past in terms of Rodman's unlikely relationship with Kim. However, it is reported that Rodman is not sure about making the trip, and even if he does, it could simply be like a publicity stunt for a sponsoring company called PotCoin.
That's according to Trey Yingst The White House's chief correspondent for One America News Network, which reported on Tuesday that Rodman's presence in Singapore would be "focused on promoting" the company, which describes itself as a "community-based cryptocurrency for legalized marijuana." Yingst cited a source close to Rodman in the confirmation of the five travel plans of the NBA champion, a development reported by the New York Post.
"Many times in situations involving complex diplomacy, countries like to identify goodwill ambbadadors, and if you agree or disagree, Dennis Rodman fits in," a source told the newspaper. The newspaper added that sources said Rodman "could even play some kind of role in the negotiations."
Although it may seem a lie to some, it is not out of the question, particularly if the role is to help break the ice between Kim and Trump. After being a contestant twice on Trump's reality show, "Celebrity Apprentice," and having been to North Korea five times since 2013, she is one of the few people on the planet who has met with both leaders, and less in friendly terms with them.
In April, Rodman claimed to have helped Kim to have a "change of heart" about the president by giving him a copy of Trump's book, "The Art of Deal." Rodman said he did not "want to take all the credit" for the talk at the time of a summit, but said his efforts as "sports ambbadador in North Korea" have "resonated at this point."
"I always say he's a great kid," Rodman said of Kim in August, after Trump promised "fire and fury" in response to threats from North Korea. "We always talk about basketball, that's the only thing we talk about is basketball, without politics, without anything about the United States against North Korea, we do not talk about things like that, it's always very light."
"For me, he he does not want to have war Because of the way he talks to me, he does not want to have war at all, "Rodman continued at the time." It may sound like that on the news, but I see that he and Donald Trump are more like two big kids. Who is the hardest? Because I do not know why, even in my opinion, I would not even remotely think about bombing anything in the world. I've never heard of him in my face and we talk all the time. "
After abruptly eliminating a proposed summit meeting, Trump moved forward with one, and the White House announced on Tuesday that they would meet with Kim next week. tourist island off the coast of Singapore.
As for Rodman, possibly making an appearance, "He has spoken about it, but no trips or final plans have been made," said a representative of Rodman, Darren. To the newspaper, Prince said that although "it seemed that everyone [in the U.S.] went" with his client after visiting North Korea for the first time, "now things seem to be happening, so he is happy that it is happening."  Read more from The Post:  LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Steph Curry agree: we do not want the White House invitation
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