Dennis Rodman bursts into tears during CNN interview over North Korea visit
Dennis Rodman was reduced to a blubbering mess as he recalled his first visit to North Korea.
The former NBA star burst into tears as he told CNN’s Chris Cuomo about the death threats he said followed his controversial journey to meet Kim Jong Un, the leader of the isolated nation, in 2013.
“When I went back home, I got so many death threats,” Rodman cried. “When I came home, I couldn’t even go home. I had to hide out for 30 days. But I kept my head up high, brother. I knew things were going to change.”
Tears could be seen streaming down Rodman’s cheeks as he wore large bug-eyed sunglasses and a “Make America Great Again” hat during the emotional interview.
“I believe in North Korea,” he said.
Rodman, who fashioned himself into a pseudo-diplomat to the Kim regime, attributed his tears to seeing the historic meeting between Kim Jong Un and President Trump take place in Singapore.
He dodged questions on whether Kim speaks or understand English, other than to say he the leader is fluent in basketball lingo.
Rodman claims a member of Trump’s White House called him this week to express his thanks for having a role in North Korea talks.
“Donald Trump is so proud of you. He thanks you a lot,” Rodman quoted the unidentified staffer as saying.
In 2014, Trump tweeted that Rodman “was either drunk or on drugs (delusional) when he said I wanted to go to North Korea with him.”
“Glad I fired him on Apprentice!”