Dennis Rodman says he should be considered for a Nobel Prize trying to broker talks between Obama and North Korean leader Kim
The Worm had this to say about his ultimate goal in North Korea:
My mission is to break the ice between hostile countries. Why it’s been left to me to smooth things over, I don’t know. Dennis Rodman, of all people. Keeping us safe is really not my job; it’s the black guy’s [Obama's] job. But I’ll tell you this: If I don’t finish in the top three for the next Nobel Peace Prize, something’s seriously wrong.
Dennis Rodman Says He Deserves Consideration for Nobel Peace Prize | Bleacher Report
Rodman recently journeyed to Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea, with a few members of the Harlem Globetrotters and a crew from HBO’s television series Vice.
The trip was highlighted by a contest between the North Korean team and the Globetrotters—which Kim Jong-un and Rodman presided over—and a raucous dinner reception where Rodman sang karaoke and spoke with many of the nation’s top officials.
Before the trip, Rodman said he knew little of North Korea or the leader, per Lidz: “I didn’t know Kim Jong-un from Lil’ Kim. I didn’t know what country he ruled or what went on in the country he ruled.”
He changed his tune afterward, calling Kim “really awesome” and a “friend for life,” and asked for President Obama to speak with him in a hope that the two nations can put an end to their differences:
Fact is, he hasn’t bombed anywhere he’s threatened to yet. Not South Korea, not Hawaii, not … whatever. People say he’s the worst guy in the world. All I know is Kim told me he doesn’t want to go to war with America. His whole deal is to talk basketball with Obama. Unfortunately, Obama doesn’t want to have anything to do with him. I ask, Mr. President, what’s the harm in a simple phone call? This is a new age, man. Come on, Obama, reach out to Kim and be his friend