The very popular and controversial NBA star, Dennis Rodman is in the news again.
As at the time of filing this report, the United States basketball star is on his way to North Korea via China.
Rodman told journalists as he passed through immigration at Beijing airport, from where he is expected to fly to Pyongyang, the North Korean capital, that President Trump is happy with the fact that he was over there and that he was trying to accomplish something that they (both US and North Korea?) need.
Asked what he is trying to accomplish, he said he is trying to “open a door.”
Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader has been a big fan of Rodman and had given him a red-carpet reception during his last visit to the communist nation a few years back.
A US official in a visit to Japan said the US government is aware of the trip by Rodman to North Korea adding that the government had issued a warning to American citizens against traveling to North Korea for their safety. He however, wished Rodman well in his trip.
Recall that the diplomatic tension between the United States and North Korea has been heightened in recent times due to alleged ‘provocative’ weapons policy of North Korea.