Like we don’t already have enough nutty world leaders and diplomats running around the globe, Dennis Rodman is back in North Korea to meet with his BFF and the country’s Supreme Leader, Kim Jong-un.
The Hall of Famer and former NBA bad-boy arrived in Pyongyang on Tuesday for a much anticipated four-night visit.
Upon leaving the U.S., Rodman told CNN that he is hoping to do “something that’s pretty positive.”
A strange comment considering that Rodman’s trip comes at a time of heightened tension between Trump and Kim Jong-un over who’s going to launch the first nuke.
Rodman’s trip, for some reason, is being sponsored by PotCoin, the community-based cryptocurrency for legalized weed, which launched in 2014.
Why? Great question. Keep reading.
According to PotCoin’s website, the nature of his visit has yet to be disclosed. Rodman says he’ll provide details when he gets home. Of course, he will.
As a former cast member on two seasons of Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice, Rodman, according to PotCoin, “is in the rare position to be able to claim long-time friendships with both the Supreme Leader of North Korea, as well as with the current President of the United States.”
Yes, that is a definitely a rare position to be in.
And, naturally, Rodman is “really looking forward to spending time with the wonderful people of North Korea and of course, visiting with the Supreme Leader, Kim Jong-un.”
The Associated Press agreed with PotCoin’s assessment of Rodman’s position: “Rodman, one of the few people to know both of the nuclear-armed leaders, sported a black T-shirt advertising a marijuana cybercurrency as he talked to reporters briefly before his flight from Beijing to the North Korean capital.”
When CNN asked if he planned to raise the issue of the four Americans currently being detained in North Korea, Rodman said: “Well that’s not my purpose right now… My purpose is to go over there and try to see if I can keep bringing sports to North Korea.”
Rodman made his first visit to North Korea in February 2013. Since then, he has visited the country four times and is known to be a trusted confidant of Kim Jong-un.
PotCoin did have at least one good reason for sponsoring Rodman’s trip.
Their link to the “peacemaker” seems to have already sent PotCoin soaring: the currency’s value has jumped more than 60 percent since Monday to around 17 U.S. cents, according to industry website CoinMarketCap.com.
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