Rodman, who expects Tuesday’s summit to be a success, said the outcome would be dependent on the ability of the two leaders to strike up a personal relationship. “If Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump understand and have a smooth comfortable relationship, smile, laugh, joke … It ain’t gotta be war. It’s gotta be something, everyone, is comfortable with.” Rodman said Kim, who was educated in Switzerland, “understands bits and pieces” of English. “I think people understand that Kim Jong Un is not a dumb man,” said Rodman. “He’s trying to protect his people, his honor, and everything that has to do with his country.”
Wearing a red “Make America Great Again” baseball cap, the former NBA Hall-of-Famer said that Tuesday’s historic meeting was years in the making. “It’s a great day. I am here to see it. I’m so happy,” he said. Rodman, who has previously boasted of his role in bringing the two leaders together, described how he always believed in helping North Korea. “Once I got familiar with the culture and situation, I felt like I was at home,” he said of his previous trips to the reclusive country, initially as part of a basketball delegation.
Dennis Rodman: Good meeting former Homeland Security advisor @TomBossert45 today in Singapore. We had a great conversation about my trips to Pyongyang opening the doors and what a tremendous job @POTUS Trump has been doing and the historical results he had today. #MakeAmericaGreatAgain#USA