Basketball Hall-of-Famer Dennis Rodman arrived in North Korea today for the first time in Donald Trump’s presidency and said he is “just trying to open a door” on a mission he thinks may get support.
Rodman talked to reporters briefly before his flight from Beijing to Pyongyang. Asked if he had spoken to Trump about his trip, he said, "Well, I'm pretty sure he's pretty much happy with the fact that I'm over here trying to accomplish something that we both need."
President Trump has praised Rodman’s previous visits to North Korea.
"Maybe Dennis is a lot better than what we have," Trump told "Fox & Friends" after one of Rodman's trips in March 2013.
Rodman also appeared as a contestant on the NBC show "Celebrity Apprentice" that year.
"Dennis is not a stupid guy," Trump said. "He’s smart in many ways, he’s very street wise."
More to come on this....