Rodman says he tried to deliver the message to Obama, but was met with rejection.
Asked about the issue after the meeting, President Trump said he'd been lobbied about the issue even as a presidential candidate. The senator added that because of Trump's comments referring to the end of the exercises, "that's why I said there needs to be some clarification".
Emblazoned in peace-themed PotCoin.com apparel - the freakish corporate sponsor of Rodman's visit for the impending North Korea-US talks - the five-times National Basketball Association champion touched down in Singapore round midnight on Monday, telling reporters he was here "to see what's going on", and hoping "that things turn out to be well for everyone in the world".
Republican Senator Marco Rubio said he was "uncomfortable" with the suspension of military drills, especially "if this becomes permanent in exchange for nothing". "Don't get it twisted", he said with a laugh. And Obama did not give me the time of day. Trump in his press conference said there would be a "combination" of USA and global inspectors to verify the North's progress on standing down its program, but there was no time line as to how quickly that would happen.
Mr. Trump announced that the United States was withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal last month, defying last-ditch diplomatic efforts by his European allies to convince him otherwise. Rodman's trip was sponsored by PotCoin, a cryptocurrency company that gives marijuana businesses access to banking as an alternative to many financial institutions that will not do business with cannabis companies because marijuana is illegal under USA federal law.
U.S. officials and the North Korean state news agency struck a hopeful tone as the meeting approached, while negotiators from both countries met privately in the last hours to iron out agreements, such as over the definition of denuclearisation and the terms under which Pyongyang might agree to dismantle its nuclear arsenal.
"He just wanted me to reach out and thank you for some of the positive things you said and appreciate you being helpful in this process". "Glad I fired him on Apprentice!"
"The relevant resolutions passed by the UN Security Council stipulate that ... adjustment to the sanctions has to be made in accordance with the situation on how North Korea has implemented the agreement - including suspending or removing relevant sanctions measures", Geng said. At the same time, he noted that the U.S. forces' deployment in South Korea had not been discussed with Kin Jong Un. "But I was trying to be someone that brings peace between the two countries". But just who did they pick to interview for analysis of what's going on?
Rodman, wearing a MAGA hat, blasted Obama for not paying attention when he said he had a message from Kim Jong Un, and wept when discussing the backlash he faced for his visits. I knew it, I was the only one. "He's a genuine guy". "I don't look at him as a dictator", he added. "Think about that, I'm in the real estate business". The former reality-TV star seemed to turn a blind eye to the perceived human rights violations committed in the isolated authoritarian state, including "an nearly complete denial of the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion" and the use of prison labor camps, deliberate starvation, executions, and other methods of torture to deter dissent, according to a 2014 United Nations report. War games, he said, is "not a term the military uses", and it's unclear whether the president was describing large military exercises or broader interactions with the South Koreans. While he wasn't an official part of the USA delegation or involved the meeting, Rodman, who has formed an unlikely relationship with the murderous North Korean dictator, was in Singapore to show his support for the meeting. "A great rebounder. You know when you think-Dennis was a great rebounder and he wasn't, relatively speaking, that tall", Trump said. We're all about giving people chances right?'
During the two-part interview, Hannity brought up the state of the people of North Korea and the starvation suffered as a result of the sanctions against the country. "And he said, 'Hey, Dennis, I would like to ask you three things". I got so many death threats. I never had no one to hear me.
The Republican chairman of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Bob Corker, said that it was hard to assess what had happened at the summit.