Dennis Rodman traveling to Singapore for North Korea summit
(CNN) — Former NBA star Dennis Rodman is traveling to Singapore for the upcoming summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Rodman’s agent, Darren Prince, confirmed the trip.
“He is willing to offer his support for his friends, President Trump and Marshall Kim Jong Un,” Prince said.
The NBA Hall-of-Famer also posted the announcement on Instagram Friday morning.
“Thanks to my loyal sponsors from @potcoin and my team at @princemarketinggroup , I will be flying to Singapore for the historical Summit. I’ll give whatever support is needed to my friends, President Trump and Marshall Kim Jong Un,” he wrote.
In a statement, Rodman praised Trump.
“To all Americans and the rest of the world I’m honored to call President Trump a friend. He’s one of the best negotiators of all time and I’m looking forward to him adding to his historic success at the Singapore Summit,” Rodman said.
Rodman has traveled to North Korea in the past and seems to have struck up an unlikely friendship with the North Korean leader. The basketball great also was a contestant on Trump’s NBC show, “Celebrity Apprentice,” in 2013.
This story has been updated.
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