Jay Carney Makes It Clear the White House Wants Nothing to Do With Dennis Rodman
It takes a very special circumstance to get all Americans in agreement, but everyone sans Jesse Jackson agrees that there is something very awful and painful about Dennis Rodman going to North Korea. So, of course, everyone wants to know what the White House thinks, and Jay Carney had to address Rodman at Tuesday’s press briefing.
Carney repeatedly made it clear that Rodman is on a private trip and the United States does not “vet private travel to North Korea,” no matter how big a one-man powder keg the man traveling there is. And while “sports diplomacy” is always good, as Carney said, Rodman isn’t going to North Korea for diplomatic talks; he’s bringing other ex-NBA players with him to do an exhibition game for Kim Jong-Un‘s birthday.
Carney also took a shot at Rodman’s freakout on CNN, saying “I’m not going to dignify that outburst with a response.”
So congratulations, Dennis Rodman, the United States government officially wants nothing to do with you.
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