Emotional Dennis Rodman CRIES during interview discussing Donald Trump/Kim Jong-un meeting

Andy Wells
Freelance Writer
Dennis Rodman broke down as he spoke about the US and North Korea summit (Twitter/CNN)

Former basketball star Dennis Rodman stunned everyone when he started crying on live television while discussing the historic summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un.

The NBA Hall Of Famer – who appeared on Celebrity Big Brother in 2006 – wore a Trump-supporting ‘Make America Great Again’ cap and sunglasses during an emotional appearance on CNN.

The 57-year-old is one of the few westerners to have met Kim during visits to the secretive country and landed in Singapore ahead of the meeting between the two leaders on Tuesday, which was aimed at eliminating North Korea’s nuclear weapons programme.

The former NBA basketball player arriving at Singapore’s Changi Airport ahead of the summit (AP)
Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump shared a historic handshake in Singapore (Getty)


During his interview, Rodman repeatedly called the summit ‘amazing’ before breaking down and dabbing tears as they rolled down his face.

He revealed he knew ‘nothing’ about North Korea when he first arrived there and originally thought he was only in the country to play basketball and ‘make the people happy’.

He added: ‘It turned out so much more bigger than what I thought. I just fell in love with the country.’

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Rodman, who has also met Trump, claimed the White House had already called him to say the President is ‘so proud of you’ and described Kim as a ‘big kid’.

The athlete bonded with Kim over a love of basketball and appeared on Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice.

Officials had previously said Rodman would play no part in the negotiations.


Rodman has visited North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong-un a handful of times (Getty Images)
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, left, talks with Rodman as they watch an exhibition basketball game at an indoor stadium in Pyongyang (AP)
The military might of the US and North Korea compared (PA)

Rodman arrived in Singapore wearing a T-shirt promoting PotCoin, which has sponsored his travel to North Korea in the past.

The cryptocurrency company gives marijuana businesses access to banking as an alternative to many financial institutions that will not do business with cannabis companies because marijuana is illegal under US federal law.