Dennis Rodman is betting on his friendship with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un as the key to avoiding nuclear war with North Korea. Rodman believes that his relationships with Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un will lead to lasting peace between the two countries and he elaborated on his planes during a recent tour of Asia
Rodman spoke with the LA Times about a plan to have a goodwill basketball game between the USA and North Korea. However, the U.S team would be composed of players from the US territory Guam, and the game would take place in China.
Guam has is very close to North Korea and has been under the threat of nuclear attack, ever since the rhetoric between President Trump and Kim Jong Un has escalated.
Rodman stated that he spoke to the coach of the Guam basketball team while visiting and he is interested.
“The people of Guam are all about it,” Rodman said. “They love it. You get a team from North Korea, get these guys from Pyongyang.” “All they have to do is say, ‘Yes,’” Rodman said. “And what can come of that? A lot. We plan on making it happen.”
Of course there is skepticism that this goodwill basketball game will have any affect on diplomatic relations, but Rodman is convinced that Guam will not suffer a nuclear attack.
“You’re safe no matter what. You’re safe no matter what. You’re safe no matter what,” Rodman proclaimed at a press conference on the island. “If you guys are concerned about if [Kim is] going to try to bomb you guys, I’m telling you guys, ‘No.’ In my eyes, no.”
Let’s all hope he is right.