Trump called Kim a "talented man" and that "talks went better than expected". "I knew nothing about North Korea. They're still with me after all these years", Rodman said before saying the was thankful for his corporate sponsor.
Former NBA star Dennis Rodman openly cried on television in a weird meltdown over the US-North Korea summit. "I'm so happy", Rodman said after breaking down talking about death threats he received in the United States due to his conversations with Kim, someone Rodman has considered a friend. Rodman's agent later confirmed that his client thought he had spoken to the White House media chief. "President Trump committed to provide security guarantees to the DPRK, and Chairman Kim Jong Un reaffirmed his firm and unwavering commitment to complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula", Trump and Kim released in a joint statement at a signing ceremony early Tuesday morning.
"I don't want to see that, I want to see it go away".
"Kim came to me and said, "Dennis, you know what, this is the first time someone's ever, ever kept their word to me and my country". I never started it for no money. Trump said Warmbier "is someone who did not die in vain" and that what happened to Warmbier contributed to the summit taking place. "I like the culture and he gave me the opportunity to get to know him. I was sitting up protecting everything", he said. I couldn't go home. Rodman said he did not quite understand what the situation in North Korea was really like the first time he had gone there, but he said he was still "very honored" to visit the Asian country.
He continued, getting increasingly emotional.
Security around Kim's hotel remained tight, suggesting the North Korean leader may return after the summit.
Asked if he would meet Kim Jong Un in Singapore, the ex-basketball player said he thinks the North Korean leader "has bigger things to worry about than seeing me right now".