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Dennis Rodman Gives His Diplomatic Insight Into Trump/Kim Dynamic

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Rodman described Kim Jong-un as a "big kid" and said the leader doesn't want to start a war.

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman laid down some insight into U.S.-North Korea relations at a press conference in Guam Wednesday. The semi-frequent visitor to North Korea indicated the world need not worry about war between the two nations and that everything will work out just fine.

“I try and stay out of it. I try to just be his friend, and play sports, and that’s my whole thing,” said Rodman. “No politics, no nothing about America against North Korea, we don’t talk about stuff like that. To me, he does not want to have war … it may sound like that on the news, but I see that Donald Trump and him … it’s more like two big kids deciding who’s the toughest.”

Rodman said the Kim Jong-un he knows would never want to start a war.

“I don’t know why he would, in my eyes, remotely even think about bombing anything in the world. I’ve never heard him say anything like that to my face, and we talk all the time. So I think it’s more like politics throughout the years between the U.S. and North Korea."

Asked about the purpose of his Guam visit, Rodman said:

"I’ll be around … hopefully do some really cool things and stuff like that … see the night life, the clubs, the beaches … smoke some cigars. Peace, love … and no war.... I just came here to try and see if I could bridge the gap, and show the leader of North Korea that I’m not afraid to come here and if something even happened, I’ll be here. For Guam. If anything happens, I’ll be here."

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