While political analysts try to decipher what just happened at the Trump-Kim summit, wherein North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un walked away with Trump’s assurance that the U.S. “would stop military exercises with South Korea,” in exchange for…well, nothing, former NBA basketball star Dennis Rodman could be seen weeping about the meeting in an interview with CNN‘s Chris Cuomo.
Wearing oversized dark sunglasses, a red Trump campaign MAGA hat, and a PotCoin shirt promoting his cryptocurrency sponsor, Rodman sidestepped whether or not his “friend” Kim Jong Un could, in fact, speak English or not and completely ignored Cuomo’s allusion to “the record of human rights abuses and other practices of this despotic regime,” all while detailing his trials and tribulations in his role as friend to North Korean dictator, Kim.
The resulting interview was, frankly, bizarre:
“Today is a great day,” former NBA star Dennis Rodman says in an emotional interview in which he describes his relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un https://t.co/atvQwe7jo0 pic.twitter.com/dEgQf3kBtE
— CNN (@CNN) June 12, 2018
Watch Rodman’s tear-filled the video here:
The people of Twitter were NOT impressed with Rodman’s politics:
Dennis Rodman refused to answer questions about the people killed and imprisoned and starving in North Korea! Seriously CNN n @ChrisCuomo !? Unbelievable!
— Christian Bochnowich (@ChrisBochnowich) June 12, 2018
Yes he did– that was all just “politics” and he wants to be focused on bringing basketball to them. He wouldn't even answerif Kim knows and speaks English
— Courtney Gallipo (@CourtneyGallipo) June 12, 2018
…the world is laughing at America. Remember, Un killed American Otto Warmbeir, and the “president” is calling him a great man…smh.
— Scott (@Scottishborn71) June 12, 2018
Good lord we are in the Twilight Zone
— (((Balth Bartram))) (@balthsbart) June 12, 2018
20 minutes ago I was watching a historic handshake between two unpredictable leaders.
Now I’m watching Dennis Rodman cry in a MAGA hat on the same network.
Is this real life?#NorthKoreanSummit
— Zachary Gorelick (@ZacharyGorelick) June 12, 2018
And there was a quick reminder of a presidential tweet…
May 7th, 2014 pic.twitter.com/ONLjqwufw7
— Heath Bennetts (@riffwithbiff) June 12, 2018
Mostly though, people were just captivated by the whole car-wreck-rubber-necking aspect of it all:
I'm watching Dennis Rodman cry on TV about North Korea and Trump because apparently I died and woke up in crazy land.
— Ben White (@morningmoneyben) June 12, 2018
Wow just wow.
— Gio Brunetti (@giobrunetti) June 12, 2018
— Nico (@YaPo_) June 12, 2018
— Duane Louis Phillips (@RunDLP) June 12, 2018
The insane leading the insane.
— BipolarSpoonie (@BSpoonie) June 12, 2018
Apparently, Cuomo did a very bad job at hiding his thoughts on the matter during the interview…
That was a crazy interview. Your expression was like wth?! World Peace depends on Kim Jung Un, Donald Trump & Dennis Rodman. Sounds like the start of a bad joke
— Cee Cee (@Capital_Cee_Cee) June 12, 2018
Cuomo’s face says it all really.
— Steven Slivka (@StevenSlivka) June 12, 2018
— Bethany Winters (@BethanySWinters) June 12, 2018
— I.am.Sam (@SamScrogg) June 12, 2018
In the end, most of us were just left wondering:
WHAT IS HAPPENING??? pic.twitter.com/g1APCVXQXj
— Naomi Dede!! (@leedede) June 12, 2018