Type to search


Dennis Rodman’s diplomacy


Lest we forget, the 6-foot 7-inch former player has experience practicing his own brand of diplomacy. Since 2013, Mr. Rodman has visited North Korea four times at the behest of the nation’s leader Kim Jong-Un, even staging an exhibition game there with fellow U.S. former baseball stars. At the time, both the U.S. State Department and White House remained fairly elusive on the Rodman visits.

“Mr. Rodman made a private trip,” then-White House press secretary Jay Carney said on Jan. 7, 2014.

“Sports exchanges can be valuable. Sports diplomacy can be valuable. And it’s something that we pursue in many places around the world, including through direct support. But this is a private trip,” Mr. Carney told his gaggle of reporters when pressed on the issue, according to the official White House transcript.

The White House, he later added, was

Continue Reading at The Washington Times.

Washington Times

Since 1982, the Washington Times has been delivering hard-hitting reporting and thorough coverage of news and politics from inside the Beltway and around the world. Get your daily fix of real news and bold opinions from America’s Newspaper.

  • 1