Former “Apprentice” contestant and current friend to Kim Jong-un, Dennis Rodman, could play a part in the upcoming summit between President Donald Trump and the North Korean leader, according to the New York Post.
“The Worm” will arrive in the country a day before the June 12 sitdown — and sources said he could even play some sort of role in the negotiations.
“No matter what you might think about his presence. One thing’s for sure the ratings will be huge,” a source said. “A lot of times in situations that involve complex diplomacy countries like to identify ambassadors of goodwill and whether you agree with it or not Dennis Rodman fits the bill.”
Rodman’s rep, Darren Prince, told the Post that no official plans exist yet for the trip, but that the former NBA star is willing to go if his presence is requested.
“He’s talked about it, but no final trip or plans have been made,” he said. Prince marveled at the treatment Rodman got years ago when he first decided to visit the North at Kim’s invitation.
“It seemed like everyone [in the US] turned on him and now things seem to be happening, so he’s just happy it’s happening. He’s just hoping for a great historic outcome,” Prince said.