The Donald Trump/Kim Jong-un summit went from the ridiculous to the incredulous as Dennis Rodman enters the news cycle in the flesh. Diplomacy hits reality TV.
Dennis Rodman crying wearing MAGA hat taking credit for Trump/Jong-un summit?
Dennis Rodman is now weeping on CNN pic.twitter.com/v5zR24IyaO
— Aidan McLaughlin (@aidnmclaughlin) June 12, 2018
Dennis Rodman is emerging as a factor in American diplomacy in an odd kind of way that makes American politics seem so surreal.
RawStory reported the following.
It’s a surreal image: Dennis Rodman, standing in Singapore, wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat and sunglasses, giving an interview through tears as he cheers for President Donald Trump.
In the interview, Rodman bawls while telling CNN host Chris Cuomo about the death threats he received when he first came back from meeting with Kim Jong-un in 2013. He developed a relationship of sorts with the dictator, despite much criticism that he was being used for PR by the Kim regime and that he was, at best, showing kindness to a murderous autocrat, and, at worst, being developed as a North Korea intelligence asset.
He also spoke of how happy he was that Trump had agreed to meeting with Kim, which no U.S. president has done before. “It’s amazing, it’s amazing,” Rodman said. “I believed in North Korea.” He added: “But I kept my head up high, brother. I knew things were going to change. I knew it!”
It is amazing that as weird as this entire sequence of events is, it might stop or forestall a potential military conflict between the United States and North Korea. Trump is proving every day that he will do things his way and that the country will allow him to get away with it. The real question is, how will America recover from the actions of this man who is leveraging the power of the American presidency, to achieve beautiful unsubstantive facades?