Rodman Cries on Television After Trump-Kim Handshake

Kim Kwang Hyon  AP

Kim Kwang Hyon AP

Rodman was crying from behind his dark sunglasses while wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat and explaining to CNN's Chris Cuomo the trials he's faced to try to create peace between the USA and North Korea, including receiving death threats.

Emblazoned in peace-themed PotCoin.com apparel - the weird corporate sponsor of Rodman's visit for the impending North Korea-US talks - the five-times National Basketball Association champion touched down in Singapore round midnight on Monday, telling reporters he was here "to see what's going on", and hoping "that things turn out to be well for everyone in the world".

While a majority of Americans support sanctions, most also support military intervention to protect allies. "I asked him, I said 'I have something to say from North Korea, ' and he just brushed me off, '" Dennis explained to host Chris Cuomo. "I couldn't even go home".

"But I kept my head up high brother because I knew things were going to change".

"I think the leaders made a good statement today just shaking hands, the main thing is to try and accomplish trust", Rodman told Channel NewsAsia at the Regent Hotel in Singapore. "I don't need to worry about the war stuff, I don't know anything about that". I never had no one to hear me, I had no one to see me. "I'm so happy", he said. And I think that Trump will realize that Kim Jong Un is a great guy, inside, and put politics aside. "But that didn't deter me-I still kept going back". "This is a great day for everybody".

The basketball player is in Singapore for the summit, but the White House had said he will play no official role.

He famously went to North Korea in 2013 with the Harlem Globetrotters, returning twice more that year to hang out with Kim, who was a long time fan of the athlete.

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. "I said to everybody, the door will open", he said. Rodman has met Kim a number of times and has also appeared on Celebrity Apprentice, Trump's former reality show, where the athlete misspelled Melania Trump's name as "Milania" and was "fired". At the time, Pyongyang had successfully launched a rocket and the UN Security Council voted to expand penalties against Kim's government.

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