Rodman’s gives Kim the gift of Trump
Dennis Rodman has sent a message from President Donald Trump in North Korea.
On Thursday, the former NBA player gave the country’s Sports Minister a copy of Trump’s book titled “The Art of Boxing”, a gift for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
It was not signed by Mr. Trump, who was the boss of M. Rodman for two seasons of the reality show “Celebrity Apprentice”. M. Rodman said his visit had nothing to do with the White House.
Some other highlights of what has so far been a small trip to Pyongyang often extravagant celebrity, who visited the North four times before,
While his previous visits in 2013 and 2014 have often sparked controversy, M. Rodman said this week that he is there just to meet old friends and have a good time.
M. Rodman also met with the North Korean Olympic athletes, including the judo gold medal Un Kum-ae.
“All of you should be proud of all of you, because, you know, a lot of people do not give him the confidence, because it’s a small country and not a lot of North Korea can not compete in the world,” Rodman has said.
“An old friend”
M. Rodman, one of the few Westerners to have personally met Kim Jong Un, was criticized for an earlier trip when he sang “Happy Birthday” to M. Kim and suggested that an American missionary was to blame for his imprisonment in North Korea , The comments for which he later apologized.
But the Sports Minister said that M. Rodman lives with affection in Pyongyang.
“In the past, our respected supreme leader met many times and used his valuable time to see the basketball game with players he brought here. In the past, we met you, so our people all know well,” Said M. Kim Il Guk M. Rodman. “And we think you’re an old friend.”
There is no role in the student’s release
The arrival of M. Rodman Tuesday came hours after the North has decided to release Otto Warmbier, a university student from the United States who had been imprisoned for 15 years with hard work trying to steal a propaganda banner.
M. Warmbier, who had been confined for 17 months, reportedly fell into a coma shortly after his training and Pyongyang issued a statement Thursday saying he had decided to let him go for “humanitarian reasons.”
Officials from Washington and Pyongyang stated that M. Rodman played no part in the liberation. Discussions on the subject of M. Warmbier were under way long before his visit.
Warmbier, a student at the University of Virginia for 25 years, was convicted in a one-hour trial in North Korea’s Supreme Court in March 2016. It took 15 years in prison with hard work for subversion after tears Of tears had attempted to steal the banner of propaganda.
The publication report of M. Warmbier the official official of the North Korean agency did not mention the health of M. Warmbier.
Although US citizens are not barred from visiting North Korea, the State Department strongly recommends it.