Dennis Rodman offers to 'straighten things out' between Trump & N. Korea's Kim

The former NBA champion Dennis Rodman right enjoys a cordial relationship with the North Korean dictator

But the five-time National Basketball Association champion, who is one of the only Americans to meet Kim, said he would like to "straighten things out" amid a nuclear standoff between the United States and North Korea.

"If the president tries to reach out to Kim, I think there would be a great possibility that things would happen", Rodman said.

Rodman, who has gone to North Korea several times as a sports ambassador and spent a lot of time with Kim Jong Un, told a British television show he might be able to help.

Rodman has made several visits to see his little buddy - the five-time National Basketball Association champ is 6-foot-7 and Kim Jong Un is a foot shorter - whom he's called "a friend for life".

Amid threats of nuclear war from North Korea against the United States, Dennis appeared on Good Morning Britain via satellite link to explain his friendship with Kim.

During an appearance on the British television show "Good Morning Britain" on Wednesday, the five-time National Basketball Association champion said that he's keen on trying to smoothen out things between the two nations, as transcribed by Adam K. Raymond of New York Magazine.

That bromance flourishes against a backdrop of increasing worldwide stress.

Tensions between the United States and North Korea are heightened following Pyongyang's recent missile tests and Trump's warnings that he will not tolerate its actions.

The scary part of all this, of course, is that Rodman is arguably the only American who has a direct line to Kim Jong Un.

Rodman has ties to both Trump and Jong-un, having been on the former's reality TV series Celebrity Apprentice in 2013 and voicing his support of his presidential campaign back in 2015.

North Korea claimed last weekend to have developed its most powerful nuclear weapon yet: A hydrogen bomb that could reach the US. He said they skied together and sung karaoke. "We hardly ever talk politics and that's the good thing about that", RT reported.

When pressed about human rights issues in North Korea, Rodman said he could not defend the North Korean government.

"I'm not defending the marshall of North Korea, I'm not defending him, I'm not defending the fact that what he does is for his country and his leadership", Rodman replied. My whole mission, my whole goal in going over there was to bring sports to North Korea.

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