Dennis Rodman is here to support President Donald Trump and North Korea leader Kim Jong Un in anyway he can, the former NBC star wrote Friday in a tweet announcing that he would be traveling to Singapore "for the historical summit" between the two heads of state.
In a tweet that was quickly deleted but then reposted, the athlete said: "Thanks to my loyal sponsors from @potcoin and my team at @Prince_Mrketing , I will be flying to Singapore for the historical Summit. I'll give whatever support is needed to my friends, @realDonaldTrump and Marshall Kim Jong Un."
Despite the accompanying image to Rodman's tweet – a composite photo of Trump, Kim and the basketball player including the words "UNITE" and the flags of both nations – he has not been formally invited to the summit.
"White House officials have repeatedly said that Rodman would play no official role in the diplomatic negotiations, and Mr. Trump said Thursday that the basketball legend had not been invited to the June 12 summit," CBS News reported.
"I like him," Trump said of Rodman. "He's a nice guy. No, he was not invited."
But Rodman does not seem deterred, following up his "unite" tweet with a photo of himself and the president.
"To all Americans and the rest of the world I’m honored to call @POTUS a friend," he wrote. "He’s one of the best negotiators of all time and I’m looking forward to him adding to his historic success at the Singapore Summit."
— Dennis Rodman (@dennisrodman) June 13, 2017
"PotCoin's interest in North Korea, an isolated country, was not immediately known and none was provided in a press release from the company announcing Rodman's trip," my colleague Taylor Link wrote at the time of the trip. "Indeed, the exact nature of marijuana laws and marijuana cultivation in the country are hazy due to a lack of credible literature on the subject."
Dennis Rodman was either drunk or on drugs (delusional) when he said I wanted to go to North Korea with him. Glad I fired him on Apprentice!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 8, 2014