Dennis Rodman got extremely emotional as he discussed the historic summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un Tuesday morning.
The former NBA star chatted with CNN‘s Chris Cuomo during a live interview, which ran concurrently with the much-talked-about meeting. He wiped away the tears as he discussed how he’d predicted the summit would eventually take place.
Rodman, who has known Jong-un for years, also broke down as he discussed his previous trips to North Korea.
The basketball star, who is currently in Singapore, admitted: “I got so many death threats. I believed in North Korea and when I came home I couldn’t even go home. I had to hide out for 30 days. But I kept my head up high. I knew things were going to change. I was the only one.”
Rodman, who wore a “Make America Great Again” baseball cap for the interview, admitted that he was “so happy” to be in the country while the summit was taking place.
He also described Jong-un as a “great friend” and that he didn’t really want to think about the politics behind the whole thing.
Rodman shared, “I don’t want to see that, I want to see it go away… I want to see us get along. Have a handshake, have a smile, have a glass of iced tea. I don’t need to worry about the war stuff, I don’t know anything about that.”
Rodman’s chat, which, unsurprisingly, got everybody talking on social media, also saw him take a swipe at former president Barack Obama for not giving him “the time of day” when he’d previously tried to talk to him about North Korea.
See some of the Twitter reaction to the interview below: