World 'Don't expect too much': Rodman plays down Kim Trump breakthrough

21:51  11 june  2018
21:51  11 june  2018 Source:   msn.com

Rodman will reportedly be in Singapore during the Trump-Kim summit, might play role

  Rodman will reportedly be in Singapore during the Trump-Kim summit, might play role Former NBA star Dennis Rodman could be in Singapore when President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meet up later this month. "No matter you might think about his presence. One thing's for sure the ratings will be huge," a source said in the report. "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.

Trump sought to play down expectations of a quick breakthrough at the upcoming meeting in He said that sanctions would remain in place in the meantime but that he would not impose more while Essentially, Trump and Kim are right back to where they were shortly before the president abruptly

Rodman on Good Morning Britain: I think if the president even tries to reach out for Kim , I think it will be a great possibility. Things can happen if Donald Trump , if they could sit down and have some type of mutual The Lakers defended better than expected , played fast, and showed some promise.

Retired basketballer Dennis Rodman flew into Singapore late Monday ahead of the Trump Kim summit © Provided by AFP Retired basketballer Dennis Rodman flew into Singapore late Monday ahead of the Trump Kim summit

Former US basketball star Dennis Rodman flew into Singapore late Monday ahead of at summit betwen President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un, playing down expectations of an immediate breakthrough at the historic meeting.

Rodman, who has struck up an unlikely friendship with the basketball loving North Korean leader, arrived in the city-state some nine hours before Trump meets with Kim in a bid to negotiate an end to a decades-old nuclear stand-off.

He said he expected the Trump-Kim summit to "go fairly well" but added "people should not expect too much for the first time".

Dennis Rodman might go to Singapore. Here’s the story of his friendship with Kim Jong Un.

  Dennis Rodman might go to Singapore. Here’s the story of his friendship with Kim Jong Un. For years, he has participated in what he calls “basketball diplomacy” with Kim.Rodman’s agent, Chris Volo, who has accompanied the basketball player on four of his five trips to North Korea, said in a phone call with The Washington Post on Wednesday that Rodman “would love to go, but we have a few logistical things” to deal with before the trip can be confirmed.

More . Gidley said he expected Trump and Kim to have “an amazing conversation without Dennis Rodman in tow.” Trump confirmed that Rodman would not be attending the summit, as he met with visiting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

What does Kim want from talks with Trump ? Is the United States getting played by North Korea? The only American who has ever met [ Kim ] is Dennis Rodman . . . so you haven’ t sized him up. I would urge caution in giving the maximum-pressure policy too much credit.”

"I'm just happy to be a part of it," he told reporters at Changi Airport.

"I think that I brought awareness to a lot of things around the world and I think North Korea has given a lot of people the opportunity to do this conference now and I hope it's a success.

"Who knew this would have happened five to six years ago... It's exciting to be a part of it."

Rodman, sporting a black t-shirt advertising a cryptocurrency he is involved with, said he was unsure whether he would get to meet with Kim -- a man he has previously described as a "friend for life".

"Every time I see him it's always a surprise. So maybe tomorrow it's the same thing. Maybe it's a surprise I'll see him tomorrow before he leaves," he said.

Rodman has made five trips to Pyongyang since Kim took power.

Key moments from the Trump-Kim summit .
<p>Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un met Tuesday in front of the world's cameras, against the backdrop of flags of the United States and North Korea.</p>The leaders approached each other on a red carpet from separate outdoor hallways at the airy and luxurious Capella Hotel on Singapore's Sentosa Island.

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