The controversial basketballer hopes to meet Kim Jong Un again in Pyongyang - From Washington Post
Multiple people involved in unofficial talks with North Korea say that the Trump administration has been making overtures toward the Kim regime, including trying to set up a secret back channel to the North Korean leader using “an associate of Trump’s” rather than the usual lineup of North Korea experts and former officials who talk to Pyongyang’s representatives.
It is not clear if the Rodman trip is part of that effort, and the basketballer known as “The Worm” declined to answer reporters’ questions when he arrived in Pyongyang on his fifth visit to the country.
In April and May, North Korea detained two other Korean Americans, both of them affiliated with the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology, a private institution run by Korean American Christians.
The trip quickly turned into a debacle, with sponsors dropping some of the players, who went on CNN to try to explain why they were there.
He and his friends, Terwilliger and Volo, are the only Americans known to have met Kim.