When Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un meet in Singapore to discuss the parameters of a deal that would potentially denuclearize North Korea this week, they will be joined by NBA Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman, for some bizarre reason. Rodman went on Instagram to announce that he will be there to “give whatever support is needed” for Trump and Jong Un.
Given the importance surrounding the on-again, off-again, and back on-again meeting between these two, it’s difficult to foresee what possible support that Rodman could offer these leaders in their high-wire negotiations. The only logical explanation for Rodman’s visit to Singapore would have to do with the fact that he has been closely associated with Jong Un and Trump in the past. The Worm has visited North Korea on multiple occasions and competed on Celebrity Apprentice in 2013.
In a statement obtained by CNN, Rodman says he considers Trump to be a friend and expressed his confidence in his ability to get the job done in their summit. “To all Americans and the rest of the world I’m honored to call President Trump a friend,” he said. “He’s one of the best negotiators of all time and I’m looking forward to him adding to his historic success at the Singapore Summit.” Considering Trump has admitted that he hasn’t prepared for this upcoming meeting, he will need to rely on his alleged “best negotiator” skills to get the job done.