Dennis Rodman on His Relationship With Kim Jong-un: He’s ‘Probably’ a Madman, But I Don’t See it


On Wednesday night, former NBA superstar Dennis Rodman stopped by The Late Show and shed some light on his unique relationship with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.

Stephen Colbert kicked off the conversation by having Rodman explain his shirt, which had a image of himself between President Trump and Kim Jong-un with the word “unite” beneath them.

“You. Must. Be. High,” Colbert told Rodman.

When asked by The Late Show host why Rodman has visited North Korea five times since 2013, he answered it was because the dictator “liked” him and that he “trusts” him.

“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 said.

Rodman dismissed those who say Kim Jong-un is his “best friend,” but that he treats Rodman “as a friend.”

“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,” Rodman continued. “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.”

He insisted to Colbert that the North Korean dictator doesn’t want war.

“He’s more like a kid than anything,” Rodman elaborated.

“He’s a kid, but he’s a kid with nuclear weapons,” Colbert reacted.

Watch the clip above, via CBS.

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