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Dennis Rodman, a Vocal Donald Trump Supporter, Broke Down in Tears on Live TV After Kim Jong-un Meeting

Published 05/24/2022, 1:34 AM EDT

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Dennis Rodman is one of the most controversial players in NBA history. He is known for his antics both on and off the court. But he is also known for something else. He is one of the only few people who have visited North Korea and is arguably the only person to have a personal relationship with Kim Jong-un. And when the historic summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un happened, Rodman broke down on national television.

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It’s no secret that North Korea and the United States of America have no diplomatic relations. There have been many attempts to meet in the past but none were been successful. But in 2018, something historic happened, when the leaders of the two countries met for the first time in history. And Dennis Rodman, who has been a frequent visitor to North Korea, was very emotional when he was asked about the summit.


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Rodman was one of the few people who were selected to go to North Korea. When he went there, he didn’t know what to expect but when he got to understand the situation, he felt like it was home. Rodman also took a professional basketball team to play in North Korea, and Kim Jong-un was very happy that Rodman was able to do this.

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Rodman says that Kim requested the United States for only three things. But when he said those things, it wasn’t pretty for him. He said,” When I said those things… when I went back home, I got so many threats… I couldn’t even go home, I had to hide out for 30 days… But I kept my head high… I took those bullets, I took all that…Everyone Came at Me and I’m Still Standing!”


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Rodman was an absolute beast on the basketball court and it seems like he is doing pretty well in helping his country on the diplomatic front as well. And he says he has full confidence that things will change in the future and the relations between the two countries will definitely improve.

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Vishwesha Kumar


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Vishwesha Kumar is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Holder of a Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, Vishwesha has been writing content for about 3 years now. He has been following the NBA for nearly 10 years, since first starting off in the year 2012.
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Ankit Sharma