"When I said those things, when I went back home, I got so many death threats".
"I kept going back", he said.
"I think the leaders made a good statement today just shaking hands, the main thing is to try and accomplish trust", Rodman told Channel NewsAsia at the Regent Hotel in Singapore. "I just feel like that it (the meeting) nearly didn't happen you know, but I'm glad it did.
I'll give whatever support is needed to my friends, President Trump and Marshall Kim Jong-un", Rodman wrote on Instagram.
"I didn't have no one to see me".
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Rodman's backing of Trump represents an about face for the man once described by Trump as being "either drunk or on drugs (delusional)" over claims the hotelier promised he would travel with Rodman to North Korea in 2014.
The leaders are meeting on Tuesday on Sentosa Island and although it is unlikely that they will be indulging in anything more than a strong cup of coffee, PotCoin is maximizing to the full Rodman's relationship with both leaders.
Rodman says he's good mates with Trump, appearing on the former reality star's show Celebrity Apprentice in 2009 (he was sacked for spelling Melania's name wrong). I got so many death threats. He expressed hope that Trump and Kim would be able to make progress - but said he believes that "all the pressure is on Donald Trump", not Kim.
Rodman's trip to Singapore was reportedly funded by Potcoin, a marijuana cryptocurrency, and he wore the Potcoin t-shirt throughout his visit. I couldn't go home. White House and Trump himself had earlier said that former-basketball player wasn't invited for the summit. "If you can do certain things, I would listen, my ears would be open, '" Rodman said.
He explained that he gave the North Korean official Trump's book, "Art of the Deal", while he was in North Korea. "And I've said to people all along, those people have never showed any animosity, any aggression, any antagonizing ways that have proved me wrong", he added.
"I thought I was doing a charity event", he said.
Rodman is one of the only Americans to have visited the hermit kingdom and is deeply invested in the country's future.