By Erik Crouch
While American and Chinese diplomats have spent the past several days in strategy sessions and meetings on North Korea, Dennis Rodman has been planning his next playdate with the nation’s supreme leader. Rodman announced that he will return to the DPRK on August 1, and will be returning to his role as apologist/BFF for Kim and his despotic regime. If he actually goes through with it, the dictatorial play-pal will surely provide us with vital details about Kim, such like last trip’s “once you get to meet him one-on-one, personally, he’s an alright guy.” Riveting.
In keeping with the professionalism and legitimacy of his last adventure in the hermit kingdom, Rodman announced his travel plans in an exclusive interview with (sigh…) Jose Lambiet’s Gossip Extra. The magazine was covering a charity gala in Miami Beach when Rodman declared his travel plans, saying:
We [Kim Jong Un and I] have no plans really, as far as what we’re going to do over there, but we’ll just hang and have some fun! […]
[Kim] just wants to be loved. He just wants to sit down and talk. That’s all.
It’s certainly possible that Rodman was just babbling to a reporter at some party, but this author isn’t one to underestimate these two BFF’s commitment to one another. The Rodman/Kim friendship is a deep bond that can’t be torn apart by the occasional nuclear apocalypse. Rodman’s last trip to the DPRK was a fun romp of basketball games and fancy dinners, with a backdrop of prison camps and supreme poverty.