By Frederick H. Lowe
There’s a lot of talk that President Donald Trump deserves the Nobel Peace Prize for opening a dialogue with North Korea and thus lowering world tensions. But others argue that Dennis Rodman deserves that honor, or if Trump receives the coveted award he should share it with Rodman.
Rodman, a former NBA star, has been friends with Kim Jong-un, North Korea’s leader, since they were first introduced in 2013. Jong-un is a basketball fan and he genuinely admires Rodman, who played for the world championship Chicago Bulls and the Detroit Pistons.
Rodman, a former power forward, has five NBA championship rings and he was the league’s rebounding champion for seven consecutive years. He also a member of the NBA hall of fame.
In addition, Rodman is a humanitarian. When three members of the Klu Klux Klan tied James Byrd Jr. to the back of their pickup truck and dragged him down an asphalt road murdering him, Rodman paid Byrd’s funeral expenses.
Rodman has visited Jong-un in North Korea several times, sparking rampant harsh criticism from some who called Rodman part of a long line of Jong-un’s western pawns. Rodman’s nickname is the “The Worm” and he has turned things in his favor.
During a visit in 2014, Rodman took Jong-un Trump’s book “The Art of the Deal,” which the North Korean leader read. Rodman told TMZ that Jong-un did not really understand Trump until he read the book. “I guess he started to understand him,” he said.
Now Trump is scheduled to meet with Jong-un in few weeks or maybe sooner. Mike Pompeo, Trump’s Secretary of State, has already met with Jong-un to discuss the meeting’s arrangements. A second meeting has already taken place.
Who is saying Rodman deserves the Nobel Prize? RT (Russian Television) News has mentioned it.
Greg Gutfeld, editor at Fox News, who in 2014 called Rodman Jong-un’s ‘little bitch,’ said if the summit occurs he will nominate Rodman for the Nobel Peace Prize. It’s not clear if he means it.
Rodman, who had three nose rings and dozens of tattoos, said he wants credit for easing tensions between the U.S. and North Korea.