Dennis Rodman makes a gift of 'Art of the Deal' in North Korea
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Former NBA star Dennis Rodman, currently visiting the isolated regime of North Korea, came with a gift for supreme leader Kim Jong Un: a copy of President Trump’s bestseller “The Art of the Deal.”

Rodman presented Trump’s famous book outlining his principles of negotiation and business tactics to the North Korean minister of sports, according to Wednesday reports, but has yet to meet with Kim, whom he calls a friend.

So far on his visit — his fifth, according to The Washington Post — Rodman has attended a women’s basketball game and visited several popular tourist destinations, including the birthplace of Kim Il Sung, the current leader’s grandfather and “eternal president” of North Korea.


Also included in the gift were two autographed basketball jerseys, an assortment of soaps, a mermaid jigsaw puzzle, and a “Where’s Waldo?” book. While “Where’s Waldo” and the puzzle were presumably intended for Kim’s young daughter, the Trump book appears to be a gift for Kim himself.

Trump said in May that he “would be honored” to meet Un “under the right circumstances.” The president is also friends with Rodman, who appeared on his reality show “Celebrity Apprentice” and said in a tweet that Trump “has been a great friend for many years.”

Despite Rodman’s connections to both leaders, the State Department has forcefully pushed back on any claims that Rodman is acting as a sort of emissary for Trump to ease tensions between the two countries, which have been rising amid Pyongyang’s continued development of its missile and nuclear programs.