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NY Post: Dennis Rodman Heading to Trump-Kim Summit

NY Post: Dennis Rodman Heading to Trump-Kim Summit
Former NBA star Dennis Rodman and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un (David Guttenfelderand Wong May-E/AP)

By    |   Tuesday, 05 June 2018 05:50 PM

NBA Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman will be in Singapore next week during President Donald Trump's summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, the New York Post reported Tuesday.

Rodman, 57, who has visited with Kim five times since 2013, will arrive in Singapore the day before the June 12 summit — "and sources said he could even play some sort of role in the negotiations," according to the report.

"No matter what you might think about his presence, one thing's for sure, the ratings will be huge," one source told the Post.

"A lot of times in situations that involve complex diplomacy, countries like to identify ambassadors of goodwill — and whether you agree with it or not, Dennis Rodman fits the bill."

However, Darren Prince, who represents Rodman, told the Post no Singapore plans had been confirmed, though he would attend if he was needed.

"He's talked about it, but no final trip or plans have been made," Prince said.

He also marveled at the treatment Rodman received when he first decided to visit North Korea in 2013 at Kim's invitation.

"It seemed like everyone [in the U.S.] turned on him and now things seem to be happening," Prince told the Post. "So, he's just happy it's happening.

"He's just hoping for a great historic outcome."

President Trump and Kim will meet at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa Island in Singapore, the White House said Tuesday.

In April, Rodman took credit for helping Kim to understand Trump, telling TMZ he gave the dictator a copy of "Trump: The Art of the Deal" last year.

"I think [Kim] didn't realize who Donald Trump was at that time, I guess, until he started to read the book and started to get to understand him," Rodman told the website. "Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un are pretty much the same.

"I don't want to take all the credit," he added. "I don't want to sit there and say, 'I did this. I did that.'

"That's not my intention.

"My intention was to go over and be a sports ambassador to North Korea so people understand how the people are in North Korea," he added. "I think that has resonated to this whole point now."

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