Potcoin Sponsors Rodman's New Trip to North Korea

He says Trump will be happy with the visit
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 13, 2017 5:08 AM CDT
Rodman Returns to North Korea
Former NBA basketball star Dennis Rodman, center, poses with his entourage upon arrival at Sunan International Airport on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, in Pyongyang, North Korea.   (AP Photo/Kim Kwang Hyon)

One of the world's weirdest bromances appears to be alive and well: Dennis Rodman has returned to Pyongyang for his first visit to North Korea since his former Celebrity Apprentice boss became president, the BBC reports. Rodman, who has described dictator Kim Jong Un as a "friend for life," told reporters he was "just trying to open a door" and he is sure President Trump will be "happy with the fact that I'm over here trying to accomplish something that we both need," the AP reports. In a tweet, Rodman thanked Potcoin, a cybercurrency used in marijuana transactions, for sponsoring his trip. He wore a Potcoin T-shirt at the airport.

Rodman's visit, the first since early 2014, comes at a time of growing US-North Korea tensions. "I know the Trump administration has been trying half-heartedly to start a dialogue with the North Koreans," analyst Joel Wit tells the Los Angeles Times. "It would be strange to use Dennis Rodman as an intermediary," he says, "but under the Trump administration a lot of things are possible that wouldn’t have been with other administrations." When Rodman suggested in 2014 that Trump was interested in visiting Pyongyang, Trump tweeted: "Dennis Rodman was either drunk or on drugs (delusional) when he said I wanted to go to North Korea with him. Glad I fired him on Apprentice!" (Read more Dennis Rodman stories.)

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