Rodman cries over slam-dunk meeting

Central Station | 13 Jun 2018

Retired US basketball star and improbable North Korean envoy Dennis Rodman broke down in tears on television as he recounted the hostility he faced for meeting dictator Kim Jong Un.

Amid a landmark summit between President Donald Trump and the young North Korean boss, Rodman, 57, appeared on CNN to voice hope and claim vindication.

"I got death threats," Rodman said in tears. "I couldn't even go home I had to hide out for 30 days."

Saying the talks between him and Kim and between Trump and Kim were the right things to do, Rodman said: "We need the doors to be open and start fresh and make this world a better place, baby, that's it".

Rodman struck up an unlikely friendship with the basketball-loving North Korean leader and has made five trips to Pyongyang after Kim took power. He flew into Singapore late on Monday to be present for the historic first summit between the two leaders.

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