Former National Basketball Association player Dennis Rodman said Tuesday he is happy to see a summit take place between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
In an interview with CNN, Rodman said he wants to see the two countries get along, and that Trump should "take a lot of credit because he went out of the box."
Rodman, who has traveled to North Korea five times to visit Kim, broke down in tears at one point in the interview when describing how he faced death threats after returning from one of those trips.
The 57-year-old arrived Monday in Singapore, the site of the Trump-Kim summit. He wore a T-shirt that said, "Peace Starts in Singapore," along with the logo for a cryptocurrency for the legalized marijuana industry that has paid for at least one of his trips to North Korea.
Rodman, a five-time champion in the National Basketball Association, is 20 years removed from his playing days. But he has stayed in the spotlight with his frequent trips to North Korea, which the U.S. State Department has distanced itself from over the years. Rodman said he was not sure if he would meet up with Kim on the sidelines of the summit.