Rodman made a five-day trip to North Korea as a private citizen in June 2017 and met with Kim, whom he has called a friend, making him one of the few Americans to have visited the isolated country.
He also visited the country in 2014, where he arranged a basketball game with other former NBA players and North Koreans and treated Kim with a rendition of “Happy Birthday.” Rodman has been criticized for his visits because of the high tensions over North Korea’s weapons programs.
The former NBA star also was a contestant on Trump’s “Celebrity Apprentice” television show in 2009 and its spin-off, “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice,” in 2013. Rodman supported Trump during his 2016 presidential run.
“I will be flying to Singapore for the historical Summit. I’ll give whatever support is needed to my friends, @realDonaldTrump and Marshall Kim Jong Un,” Rodman tweeted on Friday, announcing that his trip would be sponsored by PotCoin, which describes itself as a “digital currency for the cannabis industry and community.”
Trump was asked last week if Rodman was invited to the North Korean summit and he said, “No, he wasn’t,” according to Reuters.
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