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US News Weeping Dennis Rodman praises Trump's meeting with friend Kim Jong Un, blasts Obama for ignoring him

06:55  12 june  2018
06:55  12 june  2018 Source:   foxnews.com

Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to meet at luxury resort on Singapore's Sentosa Island

  Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to meet at luxury resort on Singapore's Sentosa Island WASHINGTON — President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will meet at a luxury resort on Sentosa Island for nuclear talks next week in Singapore, the White House said Tuesday .The historic meeting will be held at the Capella Hotel, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted.“We thank our great Singaporean hosts for their hospitality,” Sanders said. © Ore Huiying / Getty Images Trump and Kim’s highly anticipated meeting is scheduled for June 12 at 9 a.m. local time — or 9 p.m. on June 11 on the East Coast of the U.S. — after a flurry of on-again-off-again action.

Dennis Rodman , the former NBA star and longtime friend of Kim Jong Un who has visited North Korea several times, broke down in tears during a televised interview early Tuesday as President Trump and Kim held a historic meeting in a hotel on Singapore' s Sentosa Island.

Friends : Former NBA player Dennis Rodman praised Donald Trump for agreeing to meet with his friend , dictator Kim Jong - Un . He said: 'Well done, President Trump . You're on the way to a historical meeting no U. S . president has ever done.'

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Dennis Rodman, the former NBA star and longtime friend of Kim Jong Un who has visited North Korea several times, broke down in tears during a televised interview early Tuesday as President Trump and Kim held a historic meeting in a hotel on Singapore's Sentosa Island.

In an interview with CNN's Chris Cuomo that quickly became emotionally charged, Rodman, wearing a red "Make America Great Again" hat, blasted former President Barack Obama for not taking the North Korean leader seriously.

Five years ago, Rodman said, Kim told Rodman "certain things" to relay to Obama concerning potential negotiations, but the former president "didn't even give me the time of day -- he just brushed me off, but that didn't deter me."

Giuliani: Kim Jong Un got 'on his hands and knees and begged' for summit

  Giuliani: Kim Jong Un got 'on his hands and knees and begged' for summit President Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani said Wednesday that North Korea's Kim Jong Un got "on his hands and knees and begged" American diplomats to reinstate a planned meeting with Trump after it was canceled last month.The former New York City mayor told The Wall Street Journal that Trump's cancellation of the meeting, which is now back on for the planned date of June 12, forced the North Korean leader into a favorable position. © Provided by The Hill "They also said they were going to go to nuclear war with us, they were going to defeat us in a nuclear war," Giuliani told the newspaper.

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Rodman , the man who met with Kim Jong Un before it was cool, has nothing but good things to say about the upcoming meeting between President Trump and the North Korean leader.

Related: Dennis Rodman arrives for U.S.-North Korea summit (Provided by USA Today)

Rodman, who admitted he was "naive" when he first visited the rogue regime, then started weeping and repeatedly dabbed away tears from his eyes as he recounted the blowback he received in the U.S. for visiting Kim.

"When I went back home, I got so many death threats," Rodman said, visibly shaking and crying. "And I believed in North Korea, and I couldn't even go home. I couldn't even go home, for thirty days. But I kept my head up."

It was a sharp turn in an interview that started with Rodman offering some advice to Trump in the form of an anecdote about trust.

Trump warns Kim Jong Un on North Korea summit: 'It's a one-time shot'

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— Dennis Rodman (@ dennisrodman ) March 9, 2018. Dennis Rodman has long been a proponent of more diplomatic North Korean-American relations. He’ s visited North Korea five times and called dictator Kim Jong Un a “ friend for life.”

Former NBA player Dennis Rodman praised President Donald Trump for his negotiating skills ahead of the historic meeting between the president and — Dennis Rodman (@ dennisrodman ) June 9, 2018. Rodman has developed a relationship with Kim over the years, coming to call him “Marshall.”

"President Trump should understand the fact that the reason the Marshal of North Korea [Kim Jong Un] respects Dennis Rodman is the fact that he trusts me, and I gave him something for his birthday -- and I thought I couldn't pull this off -- and I said the day before his birthday, I'm gonna give you a present."

U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un before their expanded bilateral meeting at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore June 12, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst © Thomson Reuters U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un before their expanded bilateral meeting at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore June 12, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Rodman said he promised to bring a professional basketball team to North Korea, "even though I knew I couldn't do it."

After helping train North Korean basketball players and arranging to bring ex-NBA players to the country, according to Rodman, Kim approached him to say, "Dennis, you know, this is the first time someone ever kept their word to me in this country."

Kim agrees to put his nukes on summit agenda

  Kim agrees to put his nukes on summit agenda Kim Jong Un will discuss denuclearisation with Donald Trump at their Singapore summit, North Korean state media has confirmed. KCNA said the pair would discuss a "permanent and durable peace-keeping mechanism" on the Korean Peninsula and other issues of mutual concern on Tuesday.The report also said Mr Kim was accompanied by his foreign minister Ri Yong Ho, defencee minister No Kwang Chol and his sister Kim Yo Jong.Both parties have both arrived in Singapore ahead of an historic detente between Washington and Pyongyang, who have technically been at war for more than six decades.

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman , a friend of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un , praised Donald Trump and Kim for planning to meet .

Only two people have met both Trump and Kim Jong Un . One is Dennis Rodman . “Well done President Trump ,” Rodman told The Washington Post in a statement through his agent. “You're on the way to a historical meeting no U. S . president has ever done.

The moment was emotional, Rodman said. He encouraged Trump to show his "heart" to Kim -- a dictator who Rodman described as a "big kid" who just wants to have "fun."

"If Trump can pull this off, more power to him," Rodman said.

Trump reached out to Rodman before the summit through a secretary to tell Rodman he is "very proud" of him, the basketball star claimed.

U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un meet at the Capella Hotel on the resort island of Sentosa, Singapore June 12, 2018.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst © Thomson Reuters U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un meet at the Capella Hotel on the resort island of Sentosa, Singapore June 12, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst "We don't need a miracle, but we need the doors to be open so we can start fresh," Rodman said of the historic meeting between the two leaders.

"I just wanna bring sports to North Korea," Rodman said, before saying he'd like to be involved in bringing sports to North Korea. "That's it, sports. ... I'm just so happy to be here, man," he added, calling it "the world's day."

"Donald Trump should take a lot of credit for this. He went out the box and made this happen," Rodman added.

Rodman previously has spoken fondly of the North Korean dictator, even calling Kim “misunderstood” despite admitting that the despot is probably a “madman.” 

Rodman frequently visited Kim in North Korea starting in 2013, when he held the despot’s newborn daughter who has never been seen in the public.

Rodman’s history with Trump is fairly brief. He’s twice appeared on “Celebrity Apprentice” and he gave a copy of Trump’s “Art of the Deal” to the North Korean sports minister during a visit to Pyongyang last June. Rodman has hoped to be the one to facilitate a relationship between Trump and Kim.

Cuomo and Rodman previously sparred four years ago in a heated confrontation, when Cuomo began asking questions about North Korea that Rodman said were inappropriate.

Fox News' Katherine Lam contributed to this report.

Trump says he was being sarcastic when he said he wants people to treat him like Kim Jong-un .
“He speaks and his people sit up at attention. I want my people to do the same.” © Evan Vucci AP Trump then said of Kim’s removal of three top generals was him “firing them – at least. Fired may be a nice word.”Trump later told reporters at the White House that he was being sarcastic.“I’m kidding. You don’t understand sarcasm,” he said.Almost solvedSpeaking to reporters outside the White House, Trump said president Barack Obama told him before he took office that the “most dangerous problem” for the United States was North Korea’s nuclear weapons program.

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