Kim Jon-Un, Dennis Rodman
NBA star turned Kim Jong Un soulmate Dennis Rodman will be in Singapore during President Trumps summit with the North Korean dictator next week, The Post has learned.
The Worm will arrive in the country a day before the June 12 sitdown and sources said he could even play some sort of role in the negotiations.
No matter what you might think about his presence. One things for sure the ratings will be huge, a source said. A lot of times in situations that involve complex diplomacy countries like to identify ambassadors of goodwill and whether you agree with it or not Dennis Rodman fits the bill.
The zany, 6-foot-7 ex-baller who has struck up an unlikely bromance with the pint-sized, 5-foot-7 Kim, and has visited the rogue regime five times in the past took some of the credit for getting the two leaders together.
In an April interview with TMZ, Rodman said that Kim didnt understand the president until he gave the North Korean strongman a copy of Trumps ghost-written book, The Art of the Deal, for his birthday in 2017.
I think [Kim] didnt realize who Donald Trump was at that time, I guess, until he started to read the book and started to get to understand him. Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un are pretty much the same, Rodman told the website.
I dont want to take all the credit. I dont want to sit there and say, I did this, I did that. Thats not my intention, Rodman told the website.
My intention was to go over and be a sports ambassador to North Korea so people understand how the people are in North Korea. I think that has resonated to this whole point now.
Darren Prince, Rodmans rep, said no trip to Singapore had been confirmed but that The Worm would be willing to go if his expertise were needed.
Hes talked about it, but no final trip or plans have been made, he said. Prince marveled at the treatment Rodman got years ago when he first decided to visit the North at Kims invitation.
It seemed like everyone [in the US] turned on him and now things seem to be happening, so hes just happy its happening. Hes just hoping for a great historic outcome, Prince said.
Trump and Kim will meet at a luxury resort on Sentosa Island for nuclear talks next week in Singapore, the White House said Tuesday. The historic meeting will be held at the Capella Hotel, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted.
We thank our great Singaporean hosts for their hospitality, Sanders said. Trump and Kims highly anticipated meeting is scheduled for June 12 at 9 a.m. Singapore time or 9 p.m. on June 11 New York Time after a flurry of on-again-off-again action.
Trump hopes to secure a nuclear deal with the North Koreans, seeking for Kim to give up his nuclear program, though he stressed last week that the process would likely take longer than a single meeting.
Located a quarter mile off the coast of the city-state, Sentosa Island is known for its high-end beach hotels, golf courses and amusement parks. A US advance team was spotted at the Capella Hotel last week meeting with North Korean officials in preparation for the summit.
Officials had also considered the Shangri-La Hotel, which hosts an annual international security summit and was the venue for a 2015 meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou.
Dennis Rodman is the missing link between Trump and Kim Jong Un.