Dennis Rodman may not fit the standard diplomat's profile, but considering the lack of any civil contact between the US and North Korea, his basketball outreach is winning some fans.
Dennis Rodman looks like no one’s idea of a diplomat. He’s got more piercings than a dartboard and dresses with flamboyance, as if he believes Mardi Gras is every day.
At press conferences he speaks his own language. Sometimes it makes sense. Sometimes it is composed of equal parts expletives and random nouns.
Mr. Pinkston appeared with Rodman Monday in New York to argue that given the lack of any sort of civil contact between the US and North Korea, Rodman’s trips to Asia’s hermit kingdom make sense.
“This is about opening people’s minds and delivering new thinking to North Korea,” he said.
Let’s back up a bit and go over Rodman’s recent travels, shall we? It’s easier to see where the circus train is going once you know where it’s already been.