Dennis Rodman Reveals Plan To Help Trump End North Korea's Nuclear Weapons Program
Rodman says he wants "everyone to get along together."
As you may have heard, North Korea has very powerful nuclear weapons now.
PBS Newshour reports that the Hermit Kingdom's newest nuke is roughly five times more powerful than the bomb the United States dropped on Hiroshima, which leveled that city and killed at least 100,000 people.
Although it is not clear if North Korea has a weapon that could reach the United States, it now has a weapon that could destroy Seoul, the capital and largest city in South Korea.
As no peace treaty was signed at the conclusion of the Korean War, North and South Korea (along with South Korea's ally, the United States) are technically still at war.
President Donald Trump has issued tough statements to North Korea, saying at one point that if North Korea continued to test nuclear weapons, it would be "met with fire and fury like the world has never seen," CNN reports.
Cooler heads are calling for dialogue, hoping to avoid World War III.
One of these cooler heads is surprisingly, former Chicago Bull, Dennis Rodman.
Many people are fascinated with Dennis Rodman’s peculiar close relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, and countless outlets have asked him about their friendship. Kim is a basketball fan, and watched Rodman and the Bulls win several NBA championships as a child.
Rodman has made several trips to North Korea, and has become friends with the dictator.
This time, however, the plot thickens. Now, the former Bull has explicitly said he wants to get President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un in the same room.
Rodman recently appeared on Good Morning Britain, where he offered to play mediator between Trump and Kim Jong-Un in order to “straighten things out for everyone to get along.”
“If the president tries to reach out to Kim, I think there would be a great possibility that things would happen,” Rodman noted. “If they could sit down and have some kind of mutual conversation and try and start some dialogue, that could open the door just a little bit.”
Hosts Susanna Reid and Piers Morgan scrambled to understand why the U.S. should be open to meeting with Jong-un given that his regime has been condemned as a “dictatorship.” Rodman suggested that things are more nuanced than they look on the outside, noting that Kim didn't establish the current North Korean state, but that he was given charge of it after the deaths of his father and grandfather (who was the first leader of North Korea).
Rodman feels he is uniquely suited to bringing peace to the peninsula, given that he also has met Trump, having appeared on his reality TV series, Celebrity Apprentice, in 2013. The chances of Trump actually taking Rodman up on his offer are slim to none, as Trump’s North Korea relationship stance is: “talking is not the answer.”
Still Rodman isn't deterred. He says he will return to North Korea, and that he hopes he can help "everyone to get along together."