The Cycle | March 04, 2013
>>> switching gears from weather to international affairs , american ambassador of goodwill ventures in to north korea and enjoys what's billed as a wildly successful meeting.
>> just kidding. it was dennis rodman .
>> i sat with him for two days and one thing he asked me to give obama something to say and do one thing. he want obama to do one thing. call him.
>> he wants a call from president obama ?
>> that's right. he said, if you can, dennis, i don't want to do war. he loves basketball. i said the same thing. i said, obama loves basketball. let's start there. let's start there.
>> let's start there. well, there you go. there was basketball watching. ice skating . aquarium visit and boozing. a partnership between hbo and " vice magazine " got him in to the country and made him the first american to meet with kim jong -un since his ascension to power.
>> the best and the brightest .
>> rodman i think made a fool of himself not shockingly coming back and did his debriefing on this week, the -- you know, vaunted abc news program yesterday.
>> i think we should distinguish between sort of a stunt that the production company thought up and hbo embraced and getting clearly the benefit they were hoping for from and any kind of official contact of the united states and north korea and it does raise a question. this is a question that's bedevilled us for decades.
>> a question?
>> about contact between the united states and north korea . we have nuclear tests . we have all of these issues and we have tried it. clinton came close to a deal in 2000 . it kind of blew up. then bush tried the complete isolation policy and then talking again and never settled on what exactly -- how to go about and agree would be a good outcome in north korea , no more tests like this, no nuclear proliferation .
>> you are taking this seriously.
>> not dennis rodman .
>> i was disgusted by the position, hey, he's cool. he used the word awesome. he's nice, humble, fun. i'm sure that if you get any dictator in history afrom the battlefield, benito, joseph, he's funny. he's my man. forget about the murder, prison camps , the human rights abuses . like away from all that, he's fun, cool. and it's totally ridiculous. and rodman's assertion to george stephanopoulos , can we have that? we're just like them.
>> he's a great guy. just a great guy f. you talk to him, you know --
>> great guy that puts 200,000 people in prison camps ?
>> well, you know what? guess what. we do the same thing here.
>> stop, dennis. we do not do the same thing here. i am fully aware and against the prison industrial complex and not doing the same thing of these north korean prison camps where they have people sentenced with no knowledge of crime. guilt by association . 40% die from malnutrition. not even close!
>> glad to hear you say that.
>> talking about this earlier, i -- what did i think about this? i said i wonder what they ate. no one took me seriously and talking about north korea where the famous space photo of the difference of north and south korea because north korea 's dark. there's nothing going on. there's no food. people are eating dirt. and dennis rodman goes there --
>> not at the palace.
>> i guess not. flowing booze.
>> boozing it up.
>> did you just get a shot of s.e. dancing? go back to that.
>> that happened once. i would send anyone at this table, in this building to go on a mission to north korea .
>> north korea ?
>> i'll go. i'll talk. but i have to imagine if you're watching this story unfold what you'd find is the weirder image. the image of dennis rodman zitting at a basketball game with kim jong -un or the image of dennis rodman sitting down and talking to george stephanopoulos ? i can't wrap my head around which is weirder. it might be the domestic one.
>> you know what in that jacket is money. hah!
>> on that note, dennis rodman isn't the only one clocking sky miles. bo is a common fixture aboard air force one. what do you think is going through bo's mind right now. totally unprompted. dan katz suggested bo was thinking, so, are you going to call dennis rodman or snot make sure you like us on facebook so you don't miss tomorrow's episode of s.e.'s tweet bag. check that out. that's pretty fun nir. i won't say the famous friend joining her. you have to log on and find out.
>>> up next, the exclusive interrue of dennis rodman . no. "forbes" has the list of the richest people in the world. i can assure you i'm not on that list. [