Dennis Rodman's trip to North Korea has some, including The Washington Post, wondering whether President Donald Trump tapped the five-time NBA champion to return to the hot-button pariah nation.
Rodman arrived in North Korea on Tuesday after being spotted in Beijing International Airport where he declined to answer questions about the visit, according to CNN.
Rodman's visit to Pyongyang comes while at least three Americans are being held in custody in Pyongyang. He has been involved in U.S. detainee issues in the past and he has met with the country's leader, Kim Jong Un.
“I will discuss my mission upon my return to the U.S.A,” Rodman told reporters at Beijing airport, according to The Washington Post, which raised the question of whether he was Trump’s emissary in Tuesday’s edition.
Rodman said he plans to accomplish something “pretty positive” while in North Korea.
Trump recently stated that he would be "honored" to meet Kim, referring to him as a "smart cookie."
“I’m pretty sure he’s happy at the fact I’m over here trying to accomplish something we both need," Rodman said when reporters asked him if the president knew he was making a trip to North Korea.
Rodman endorsed Trump back in 2015.
At the time, he said on Twitter that Trump had "been a great friend for many years. We don’t need another politician, we need a businessman like Mr. Trump! Trump 2016.”
Trump showed his gratitude, at the time, tweeting: “Thank you @DennisRodman. It’s time to #MakeAmericaGreatAgain! I hope you are doing well!”
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