Dennis Rodman Shares Who Should Get The Nobel Peace Prize. His Answer Might Surprise You [VIDEO]

Katie Jerkovich | Entertainment Reporter

Dennis Rodman said he should be honored “right beside” Donald Trump if the president gets the Nobel Peace Prize,

“If Donald is considered for the Nobel Peace Prize, well, I should be in there right beside him,” the 57-year-old NBA star answered when asked by TMZ Wednesday if he thought Trump should be considered after getting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to sit down for a meeting and sign a pledge to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula.

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“I think that he’s doing what he can do to make this country great,” he added. “I’m not saying that I deserve the credit. I think that I had something to do with first making this situation aware six or seven years ago.”

“I think that I am not sitting here trying to pull my chain … I think that other people should realize that I never wanted this to be all about Dennis Rodman and my ventures to be famous or to have accolades on this,” he continued. “I never expected that. I never expected what’s going on today.”

“I am just so happy that we have a piece and a part of it. And to bring this to the forefront,” the retired basketball player shared. “But I think now with this peace treaty and what they did yesterday is a great historical event. I think that for me being vindicated the fact he called his press secretary [Sarah Sanders] and asked her to thank me and appreciate the things I was saying about him.”

Rodman traveled to Singapore ahead of the Trump-Kim summit to be on hand and offer “whatever support is needed to my friends.”

“Thanks to my loyal sponsors from @potcoin and my team at @Prince_Mrketing, I will be flying to Singapore for the historical Summit. I’ll give whatever support is needed to my friends, @realDonaldTrump and Marshall Kim Jong Un,” the NBA star tweeted.

A year ago, he traveled to North Korea and met with the leader as a private citizen, telling reporters after the trip that he was “just trying to open the door.”

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