Matt Cooper: Dennis Rodman, North Korea and me

Matt Cooper: Dennis Rodman, North Korea and me View Gallery
Dennis Rodman touches down in Pyongyang in January 2014; Matt Cooper is on far left. Picture: AP

Could Dennis Rodman's ill-fated trip to visit dictator Kim Jong-Un provide clues as to how his famous friend Trump will deal with North Korea?

On this day three years ago, I was in Pyongyang in North Korea in the company of one of Donald Trump’s friends, the former basketball player, Dennis Rodman, who was there sucking up to the country’s despot Kim Jong-Un. Rodman had a plan to act as a human bridge to talks between the United States and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) – to give North Korea its formal name – but was unsuccessful. And now it is Rodman’s two unusual friends who are coming into potential conflict, with potentially grave consequences for global peace.

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