"It nearly didn't happen ..." Rodman didn't explain the conditions in detail, only mentioning that moving "ships" back from South Korea was part of them. He can have it all. 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.
The U.S. top diplomat is jetting to South Korea to brief the country's president as Asian allies try to parse the implications of the extraordinary nuclear summit in Singapore between President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un. Between 1990 and 2005, an agreement between the US and North Korea to repatriate unaccounted for service members led to the recovery of 229 remains and the identification of several others.
The 57-year-old did not have an official role in the diplomatic negotiations between Trump and Kim, though he arrived in Singapore ahead of the summit "to see what's going on". "Glad I fired him on Apprentice!"
Trump has in the past condemned it as one of the world's most brutal governments.
Dandong is a little more than 500 miles from Beijing, but sits extremely close to the elusive North Korea.
Rodman also said that prior to this summit, he received a phone call from the president. I am here to see it. I don't need to worry about the war stuff.
According to Rodman, Kim said he'd be "willing to talk" to Obama under certain conditions.
"I got so much bad press".
North Korea is now under both global and unilateral U.S. sanctions for its nuclear and missiles tests.
And he accused former US President Barack Obama of "not giving me the time of day". I knew things were gonna change. "I knew it. I was the only one".
"I talked to Kim Jong-un and the administration over there five years ago and he asked me five years ago", Rodman told Cuomo.
"Today is a great day for everybody", he explained.
"Donald Trump should take a lot of credit for this because he went out the box and made this happen", said Rodman, who was an early supporter of Trump's presidential campaign.
"Trump, has undermined global agreements and has unilaterally withdrawn from them", Nobakht noted on Tuesday, alluding to the Trump administration's decision to violate the nuclear deal, which is vastly more comprehensive than the "thin" and extremely vague joint statement Trump and Kim signed at the close of their summit. "Isn't that frightening and sad?"