Dennis Rodman calls North Korean leader 'an awesome kid'
Jonathan Hunt reports from New York
- Duration 3:44
- Date Mar 1, 2013
Jonathan Hunt reports from New York
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He's an awesome kid.
That's -- former NBA star Dennis Rodman describe the North Korean dictator who -- its own people.
Rodman who once wore wedding dress to promote his book was in North Korea this week to host a basketball camp with the Harlem Globetrotters and while -- -- He and Kim Jong-Il reportedly bonded and an exhibition game then had an epic feast.
Before leaving the repressive nuclear nation today Rodman told reporters the young leader is quote very honest.
And a proud man.
The -- fox -- correspondent Jonathan -- with the you know it it it is sort of astounding.
That Dennis Rodman has more contact with the its nuclear leader than anyone else in our country.
It is a standing and clearly they are at least in Dennis Rodman's eyes BF thefts right now.
The courtside chemistry was on display for all to see is they -- members of the Harlem Globetrotters play alongside North Korea -- Best of basketball player as we've known for some time of course that can the young guys that.
Huge fan obsessed with American basketball stars now we know of at least one of those of former -- -- styles.
Is it sets -- North Korean dictate.
-- -- You don't awesome kid is awesome guy is off my head and wonder what.
The -- -- Because of Finland -- -- you know one man can do anything.
Not one man and one thing.
-- country like him.
None like him love him.
Love him and that's what.
Yeah yes as I love I love the guys Austin.
Also I it's important to point dad that we have no evidence whatsoever.
The Dennis Rodman was anything other -- entirely sober during this -- trip.
Maybe you didn't look cam there apparently he's physical and -- the younger look at him -- taken.
Kim the younger seems to think this is the start of some sort of better relations with us -- -- -- because nothing says diplomatic breakthrough.
Like a dictate.
And -- -- is for my husband watching a dolphin show.
Yes that actually happened not surprisingly perhaps the State Department does not appear to be falling over itself to get mister Rodman's insight.
Their policy long has been that there Americas have been North Korea who I talked to us and discuss their travel when -- come back.
We take the -- we're willing to listen to them but we haven't been in touch with this traveling party at any point -- in the process they haven't been in touch with us.
So how -- is can the younger towards his people well the average North Korean apparently makes something like 18100.
Dollars every year -- Dennis Rodman.
Made thirteen million.
In salary during his Kenya and BA -- so that we have -- Dennis Rodman.
Divorced from common -- now also officially divorce.
From reality that Jonathan thanks Rodman's visit to North Korea certainly shocked people but so did his beverage of choice whilst there.
You can see what looks like a Coca-Cola in front of Rodman.
That's caused a bit of a stir since the company is not allowed to do business in North Korea -- officials have responded to the -- mystery in the statement they tell us.
Coca-Cola does not currently do business in North Korea any products sold in the market have been purchased by third parties not authorized by Coca-Cola company.
It imported into the country from other markets where they are sold.
Of course we can't know for sure but it's always possible that Rodman's entourage flew in on a private jet brought its own -- -- that you can take liquids on private --