"Today is a great day for everyone", said Rodman.
I just listened to Dennis Rodman speak for 10 minutes on the #TrumpKimSummit. After years of building a friendship with Kim through multiple visits to Pyongyang and their shared love of basketball, Rodman suggested that he played a supporting role in laying the groundwork that ultimately led to the summit by bringing "awareness" to North Korea. I got so many death threats.
"I'm not in this for no money". I never had anyone to hear me.
The White House has previously tried to play down the former Chicago Bulls forward's role, with spokesman Hogan Gidley telling Fox News last week that while he expected Trump and Kim to have "an awesome conversation", they will be doing so "without Dennis Rodman in tow".
"I'm here to see it!" Have a smile, have a glass of iced tea.
"I'm out of it". I'm so happy just to be here, man, and see everyone in the world get emotional like I did. After the two leaders shook hands and parted ways, Trump told reporters there would be many more meetings and that he's open to inviting Kim to The White House.
Rodman said he attempted to open communication between Kim and the presidential administration of Barack Obama following his 2013 visit to North Korea.
The eccentric star also said he got death threats following his return from North Korea in 2014. "I don't want to be involved in the politics of this agreement", Rodman said. But I kept my head up high because I knew things were going to change. "I was the only one". "And I tried to do that to Obama". He explained that President Obama "didn't even give [him] the time of day", when he suggested he had a solution that would fix America's relationship with Korea. As a matter of fact, according to Rodman, Trump even took the time to thank him - yes, thank him - for doing a "good job". "And he said, 'Hey, Dennis, I would like to ask you three things".
"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".
He went on to describe Kim as someone who loves taking selfies and is "a big kid, even though he's small".
"He was taking selfies and all that", said Rodman of his various meetings with Kim.