Dennis Rodman has high hopes for the tentative summit between the U.S. and North Korea.
On Friday, the basketball legend tweeted a photoshopped picture of his friend, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, wearing a MAGA hat.
‘Hoping for this after my two friends and leaders meet next month #Peace #Love #NotWar #Diplomacy,’ Rodman wrote.
Dennis Rodman tweeted a photoshopped image of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un wearing a MAGA hat on Friday, expressing his hopes in the tentative U.S.-North Korea summit. (Contrary to Rodman’s tweet, no date for the meeting has been set yet)
Rodman, right, befriended Kim, left, during a 2013 trip to the country. He has returned to North Korea four times since
Rodman is referring to the possible meeting between President Trump and Kim.
Earlier this month, the North Koreans reached out to Trump to invite him to have a meeting with Kim. Trump accepted, but contrary to Rodman’s tweet, no date has been set so far.
‘Well done, President Trump. You’re on the way to a historical meeting no U.S. president has ever done,’ Rodman said of the meeting at the time.
Previously, Trump said the meeting could happen as early as May, but experts have said that’s probably too optimistic.
The situation has been complicated by the firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. CIA Director Mike Pompeo has been tapped to fill the position, and any meeting will likely have to wait until he is sworn in.
It’s also likely that the U.S. will set conditions related to North Korea’s nuclear program that would need to be completed before the Americans agree to meet.
On his most recent trip to North Korea in June, Rodman (left) brought along a copy of Trump’s Art of the Deal as a gift for Kim, who he wasn’t able to meet with that time
Rodman befriended Kim after visiting North Korea as part of a Vice special in 2013.
He was invited to the country because Kim was a fan of Rodman growing up.
After that meeting, Rodman described Kim as a ‘friend for life’.
Since then, he has traveled back to the hermit country four more times, most recently in June when he brought along a copy of Trump’s Art of Deal as a gift for Kim.
Rodman also has close ties to Trump, since he competed on the Celebrity Apprentice in 2009.
In an interview with Stephen Colbert back in December, Rodman offered to work as an envoy to North Korea.
‘I’m close enough to him to the fact that he can discuss anything with me,’ Rodman said. ‘But the deal is I don’t discuss politics because that’s not my job. My job is to be a human being, to try and connect us with him.’