In the face of the increasing nuclear threat of North Korea, administration officials have been reviewing an array of options with the preferred one being diplomatic talks.
While it’s unclear if former NBA star Dennis Rodman has been considered as a possible liaison, he told The Guardian that he should be. The former NBA player has visited North Korea multiple times and developed a relationship with Kim Jong Un, who he calls “the Marshal.”
“If I can go back over there,” he explained to the Guardian, “you’ll see me talking to him, and sitting down and having dinner, a glass of wine, laughing and doing my thing.”
The 56-year-old added that he couldn’t envision President Donald Trump and Kim having a beer together, but he considered a “30-second conversation” possible.
“I’ve been trying to tell Donald since day one: ‘Come talk to me, man,'” he said. “I’ll tell you what the Marshal wants more than anything.”
Rodman added, “It’s not even that much,” in reference to Kim’s demands.
He was set to make his sixth trip to Pyongyang but was deterred by U.S. officials and a State Department ban on travel to North Korea by American passport holders.
“I think a lot of people around the world … want me to go just to see if I can do something,” the former NBA player told the Guardian.