The eccentric star also said he got death threats following his return from North Korea in 2014. And I believe North Korea and when I came home, I couldn't even go home. I knew things was gonna change. I never had no one to hear me.
"I didn't have no one to see me".
Rodman went on to say that he took so much criticism from a controversial 2014 trip to the Hermit Kingdom, that he gets weepy even thinking about it. Rodman sang "Happy Birthday" at the time to Kim and seemed unaware of that nation's very bad human rights record.
When asked what he expected when he first visited North Korea, Rodman said he was surprised by how much he liked it. The two struck up an unlikely friendship over their shared love of basketball.
Asked to describe Kim, Rodman said the autocratic leader was "like a big kid" who wants to have a good time, but is "trying to protect his people" and his honour.
In an interview with the "Today" show on Monday, Kim Jong Un's former high school teacher said the North Korean dictator probably knows English and just pretends not to. "He's happy you're having some type of part of this whole situation", Rodman recalled her saying.
Trump landed in Singapore a little after 8:30 p.m. local time for the highly-anticipated meeting with the North Korean leader, which is set to take place on Tuesday. "I'll tell you what the Marshall wants more than anything". Just in case you weren't aware that PotCoin sponsored the trip, Rodman wore their t-shirt with the url prominently displayed in the interview.
The former National Basketball Association star went on to discuss his attempts to get Obama to listen to messages that Kim reportedly gave to Rodman while he was visiting the country.
"I was sitting up protecting everything", Rodman said.
Rodman did not play any official role in the diplomatic negotiations in which Trump said Kim agreed to work towards denuclearization and announced a halt to U.S. I was the only one. It was the first-ever summit between a US president and a North Korean leader.
It is unknown if North Korea will be willing to put its nukes on the table in talks with the US. Rodman continued to vent and weep.