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The former NBA champion Dennis Rodman right enjoys a cordial relationship with the North Korean dictator The former NBA champion Dennis Rodman right enjoys a cordial relationship with the North Korean dictatorKCNA REUTERS
Melinda Barton | 12 September, 2017, 14:18

In response to the violent rhetoric being exchanged between the United States and North Korea now, Rodman says that President Trump should reach out to Kim Jong-un for, "A friendship conversation".

According to Stuff he said: "I basically hang out with [Kim Jong-un] all the time". I hope he buys Kim Jong-un all the horses he wants; I also hope they sing karaoke to Lil Uzi Vert after five beers or so. "We ride horses, we hang out, we go skiing".

"If the President even tries to reach out for Kim, I think it would be a great possibility - things can happen", Rodman opined.

He said: "It was the fact that he loves basketball and I think that's the key for anything in the world - basketball and music".

Retired US basketball star Dennis Rodman describes North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as "a normal guy". I thank Donald Trump for giving me an opportunity to be on his show ["Celebrity Apprentice"], an opportunity to be his friend, and an opportunity to be an American", he said.

He said he's hopeful, however, that President Trump and his powerful pal can have a peaceful chat.

He's always just to me, in person, the things that's going on on TV and you know potentially a war something like that, but you see him sit at a table he's just like anyone else to me, he's always laughing, smiling, talking to his people, that's it.

During his June trip to North Korea, Rodman delivered a copy of Trump's book, "The Art of the Deal", to Kim. One day, if Donald can reach out and say "I'll try to do something"... everyone is fighting each other.

The former basketball star often presents himself as a sports ambassador, leaving politics to actual diplomats.

He concluded: 'I don't love him. "For me to see him gives me a different view about the country, because I see it. You just hear what you think he's saying".

'My whole mission was to bring sports, bring connection, to North Korea.