Rodman is tapping his friendship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to ask for the release of a Korean-American man sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in the North.
North Korea issued its own warning, saying Japan will be its first target if war breaks out.
Fmr. President Carter Offers To Go On Diplomatic Mission To North Korea, Calls Tensions ‘Very Serious’
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Former President Jimmy Carter met with Mayor Michael Bloomberg at City Hall on Wednesday afternoon. Afterwards, Carter discussed the recently racheted-up tensions with North Korea and added that he’d be willing […]
This is the second stop on Rodman’s bizarre global tour that started with a trip to North Korea last month where the Hall of Famer met with Kim Jong Un.
In a bizarre twist, the Hall of Famer is expected to arrive in St. Peter’s Square on Wednesday in a makeshift popemobile as he campaigns for Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana to become the church’s first black pope.
According to the New York Post, the Hall of Famer was asked to leave the Time Hotel in Midtown on Sunday for blabbering about how much he likes and admires the dictator.
The White House says North Korea’s government should be focused on the well-being of its citizens, not on “celebrity sporting events” to entertain the country’s elite.
“He’s proud, his country likes him — not like him, love him, love him,” Rodman said of Kim Jong Un. “Guess what, I love him. The guy’s really awesome.”
Former NBA star Dennis Rodman brought his basketball skills and flamboyant style — neon-bleached hair, tattoos, nose studs and all — on Tuesday to the isolated Communist country with possibly the world’s drabbest dress code: North Korea.
The test follows a successful launch of a long-range ballistic missile in December that many believe is capable of reaching the United States.