Must see morning clip: Dennis Rodman on Kim Jong-Un: "He’s just a great guy"

The eccentric former NBA star has become the first American to meet the dictator

Prachi Gupta
March 4, 2013 7:30PM (UTC)

Dennis Rodman, aka the Worm, on a missing on "basktball diplomacy" has become the first American to meet North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un, the leader of one of the most oppressive regimes in the world. Rodman's opinion of him?: "I love him, the guy is awesome," he told reporters last week.

Rodman elaborated on his opinions in an interview with George Stephanopoulos on "The Week" yesterday. "I don’t condone what he does. But as a person to person, he’s my friend. What I did was history. He’s a friend to me. That’s about it,” said Rodman.


He also returned with a message from the dictator who has threatened to destroy the United States: "He asked me to give Obama something to say and do one thing. He wants Obama to do one thing, call him."

Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at

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