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BASKETBALL DIPLOMACY: Dennis Rodman Gift N Korean Leader A Piece Of Trump

By Published June 15, 2017

Former NBA basketball star Dennis Rodman has gifted two books to North Korean President Kim Jong-Un on his latest trip to North Korea.

The former Chicago Bulls championship team member brought Donald Trump’s The Art of the Deal and a Where’s Waldo picture book as a token of his appreciation for North Korean President Kim Jong-Un, whom he calls a friend for life.

It’s likely that the former NBA star brought where’s Waldo for Mr Kim’s daughter, whom he held during a previous visit.

Rodman known as ‘the worm’ has presented the books and two autographed basketball jerseys to North Korea's sports minister, Kim II Guk.

Rodman’s arrival in North Korea coincided with the release of American student Otto Warmbier "on humanitarian grounds" after being detained for 17 months. Rodman has said his visit is not tied to the Trump administration.

He also met with North Korean Olympic athletes – including judo gold medalist An Kum Ae – among other things.

North Korea is on the U.S. government's list of places not to travel, but Rodman has made at least five trips there.

Tensions have risen between North Korea and the U.S. over the country's pursuit of nuclear weapons, but Trump might not mind another reader in Kim Jong Un.

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