‘I took bullets’: Weepy Dennis Rodman claims credit for Trump-Kim summit

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Retired American professional basketball player Dennis Rodman speaks to the press as he arrives at Changi International airport ahead of US-North Korea summit in Singapore on June 11, 2018.

Rodman also said Obama didn't give him the time of day and praised Mr Trump for meeting his good friend Kim. But I kept my head high, brother. I couldn't even go home, for thirty days. "I just feel like that it (the meeting) nearly didn't happen you know, but I'm glad it did".

With the Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un meeting now in full effect, in an event known as the Singapore Summit, the world's media are going a bit insane, for obvious reasons. "And I think that people see now that I do care what's really going on and that's why I'm over here".

"This guy wants to be around the world", he said.

Mr Rodman was in Singapore for Tuesday's summit, but the White House had said he would play no official role. "I'm so happy", Rodman said after breaking down talking about death threats he received in the United States due to his conversations with Kim, someone Rodman has considered a friend. "I just watched Dennis Rodman cry on television about facilitating a historic meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un. I'm so happy", he said.

Translators will be present for Trump and Kim's one-on-one meeting Tuesday local time (Monday night ET), though experts have speculated that Kim knows English and uses translators to have more time to respond.

Rodman first visited North Korea in 2013 when he toured the country with the Harlem Globetrotters. Rodman's trip was sponsored by PotCoin, a cryptocurrency company that gives marijuana businesses access to banking as an alternative to many financial institutions that will not do business with cannabis companies because marijuana is illegal under USA federal law. And obviously he has a great rapport with Kim Jong Un - who is a basketball fanatic himself. And, of course, Potcoin might hope to see a similar surge in their token price as they did last time they worked with Rodman in relation to North Korea. "They're still with me after all these years", Rodman said before saying the was thankful for his corporate sponsor. I never started it for no money. "He is trying to protect his people and trying to protect his honor and everything that has to do with his country".

Rodman has faced ridicule and criticism for his trips to North Korea, which some US politicians and activists view as serving only as fodder for North Korean propaganda.

After wiping tears from his eyes, Rodman explained that he is continuing to advocate for peace between the two nations.

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