After letting slip on his first trip to North Korea that Kim Jong-un’s wife Ri Sol-ju had given birth to a daughter, bumbling freelance diplomat Dennis Rodman told the Guardian that he met the newest member of the Kim dynasty on his latest visit.
“The Marshal Kim and I had a relaxing time by the sea with his family,” Rodman said. “We shared many meals and drinks where we discussed our plans to play a historic friendship basketball game between North Korea and the US as well as ways to develop their basketball team.”
“I held their baby Ju-ae and spoke with Ms Ri [Sol-Ju, Kim’s wife] as well. He’s a good dad and has a beautiful family. Kim told me, ‘I’ll see you in December.’ ”
Rodman’s recent visit to the DPRK was funded by Irish bookmaker Paddy Power. Both parties might want to look at these images of how children who aren’t Kim’s personal offspring fare in North Korea before they think about going back.
Following his flight from Pyongyang to Beijing, Rodman denied that he had intended to lobby Kim to free American missionary Kenneth Bae — despite saying so several times — and told reporters that freeing Bae was Hillary Clinton’s problem, an interesting claim given that Clinton hasn’t been secretary of state since February.