Former basketball star Dennis Rodman spoke about his friendship with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, saying he is ‘probably a madman, but I don’t see it.’
The eccentric former NBA player candidly spoke about his fellow eccentric, Kim, while appearing on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
Colbert’s introduction for Rodman, 56, was fitting, calling him a ‘five time NBA champion and possibly all that is standing between us and thermonuclear war with North Korea.’
‘When I went over there, the first thing he said to me was, ”Mr. Rodman, we just want to know, can we trust you?” I said, ”Absolutely.” And that’s how our conversation started,’ Rodman told Colbert.
Rodman said the reins of the regime were passed down to Kim and insisted ‘He’s more like a kid than anything.’
Colbert retorted: ‘He’s a kid, but he’s a kid with nuclear weapons.’
But Rodman did his best to defend his friendship with Kim.
‘I don’t really judge people, you know, by their color. I don’t judge where they come from. I just judge people where, you know, we’re all human beings. You know, throughout the day, we’re all human beings. It’s funny though that I don’t see how people can sit there and say that this person is a ‘madman.’ He probably is, but I didn’t see that. But he probably is,’ Rodman added.
He also said Kim ‘wants to change his culture,’ and that with each visit Kim ‘has changed so much for the people.’
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Source: Daily Mail