Dennis Rodman made it clear last year that he and North Korean leader Kim Jung Un are really tight when he tweeted that he was going to ask for a “solid” in order to get an imprisoned man released. Now, after a bizarre interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo, some are asking just what his role is in the situation.
Rodman became extremely agitated during the interview, in which Cuomo asked about Kenneth Bae and what his status is currently.
“The one thing about politics, Kenneth Bae did one thing. If you understand — if you understand what Kenneth Bae did,” Rodman said. “Do you understand what he did? In this country?”
“What did he do?” Cuomo said. “you tell me.”
“You tell me,” Rodman said. “You tell me. Why is he held captive?”
Bae–who is from Washington state–was arrested in November of 2012 for unspecified “hostile acts” after allegedly entering the country under an assumed identity. There was speculation last year that Bae’s imprisonment might have been a tactic to get the U.S. to negotiate regarding the nuclear arms program, something Rodman–the U.S. Ambassador for North Korea–commented on.
“I’m not a total idiot. I know what Kim Jong-un is threatening to do regarding his military muscle. I hope it doesn’t happen because America will take whatever actions to protect America and our allies,” he said.
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