Dennis Rodman Weeps As He Recounts His Unwavering Faith In North Korea

When asked what he expected when he first visited North Korea, Rodman said he was surprised by how much he liked it.

"I've been trying to tell Donald since day one: 'Come talk to me, man, '" he told The Guardian in December. But I kept my head high, brother. I knew things was gonna change. "I don't want to worry about the war stuff, I don't know anything about that", he said.

The eccentric former athlete and reality TV star was referring to his trips to North Korea in 2013 and 2017. But I took all those bullets, I took all at that ... but I'm still standing.

Rodman, who has struck up an unlikely friendship with the basketball-loving North Korean leader, arrived in the city-state about nine hours before the summit - an attempt to negotiate an end to a decades-old nuclear stand-off.

"Obama didn't even give me the time of day", Rodman said.

In an emotional interaction with CNN's Chris Cuomo, Rodman revealed he had received a call from the White House prior to the summit in Singapore.

"Yes, Donald Trump reached out", he said. I said: Yes I can. "He thanks you a lot".

Mr Rodman added he suspected he "somewhat had something to do with this North Korean situation". He appeared on Trump's television show, "Celebrity Apprentice", and has made several trips to North Korea.

"We don't need a miracle". "I said to everybody, the door will open", he said. "If Trump goes there with his great heart, with his heart on the table, if he can let Kim see him really emotional, it will show that he's trustworthy as well", Rodman said, "It doesn't have to be about war, what happened in the past, about hatred, or how the future will be".

"Today is a great day for everybody, Rodman told CNN". Around seven-in-ten Americans (71%) said the USA should take North Korea's nuclear threats "very seriously". "He wants his people to enjoy his life". And I think that Trump will realize that Kim Jong Un is a great guy, inside, and put politics aside.

Dennis Rodman, the former National Basketball Association star, is taking advantage of his relationship with Kim and says he is in Singapore to help promote world peace.

Dennis Rodman at Changi Airport.

Rodman found himself in a rare position as the summit came together, having met both leaders.

But Rodman and his agent did say the five-time National Basketball Association champion was contacted, and thanked, by the White House.

Watch the full, wild interview, in two parts below, in which Rodman describes Kim as "a big kid" who "loves to have a good time". "I am so thankful to be here".

While Rodman won't be part of the official summit, his presence on the sidelines looks to cap off a weird personal success story of sorts.