Dennis Rodman Bursts into Tears on CNN in Wild Interview During Trump-Kim Summit

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman, clad in a MAGA hat, appeared on CNN Monday night — while U.S. President Donald Trump met with North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Un for their historic summit in Singapore — and wept. Rodman is one of the more unlikely side characters of the Trump era, thanks to his understandable friendship with the U.S. president — and bizarre one with North Korean dictator. Rodman explained to CNN host Chris Cuomo his relationship with Kim, and explained that former President Obama “didn’t even give [him] the time of day.” “I asked him, I said ‘I have something to say from North Korea,’ and he just brushed be off,” Rodman said. “But that didn’t deter me. I still kept going back. Kept going back. I showed my loyalty and my trustworthiness to this country. I said to everybody, the door will open.” started to get emotional, cutting off Cuomo to reveal, “When I said those damn things, when I went home I got so many death threats.” “I couldn’t even go home,” Rodman said, as he began to cry. “I couldn’t even go home. I had to hide out for 30 days.” “But I kept my head up high brother, I knew things were going to change,” he continued. I knew it. I was the only one. I never had no one to hear me. No one to see me. But I took those bullets, I took all of that. Everybody came at me and I am still standing. And today is a great day for everybody, Singapore, Tokyo, China, a great day.” “It is a great day, it’s a historic day,” Cuomo said (who by all measures handled this, let’s say delicate interview, like a champ.) “I’m here to see it!” Rodman exclaimed. “I’m so happy.” Watch above, via CNN. Watch the full, wild interview, in two parts below, in which Rodman describes Kim as “a big kid” who “loves to have a good time.” Part One:
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