Dennis Rodman: US-North Korea deal would make Trump 'front runner for a Nobel Peace Prize'
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NBA Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman on Wednesday said if President TrumpDonald John TrumpThorny part of obstruction of justice is proving intent, that's a job for Congress Obama condemns attacks in Sri Lanka as 'an attack on humanity' Schiff rips Conway's 'display of alternative facts' on Russian election interference MORE ever reached a denuclearization deal with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un he would become a “front runner for a Nobel Peace Prize.”

Hours ahead of Trump's second summit between Trump and Kim, which ended abruptly without a deal, Rodman cheered the president on, telling him in a letter posted on Twitter that he was on the “cusp of a big, beautiful deal.” 

 

"You are on the cusp of a big, beautiful deal. One that would make you the front runner for a Nobel Peace Prize without question,” Rodman continued. “You have my forever and forever support!" 

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Rodman also said in the letter that he promises to follow up with Trump, his team “and my friend, Chairman Kim” after the summit to assist with talks between the two countries. 

Rodman said he hopes Trump continues to use his “strong” friendship with Kim to the “nation’s benefit” in proceedings with his country.

"We have a lot of work to do, but with your diverse team, amazing global contacts and willingness to think outside the box, we can have peace on the Korean Peninsula," Rodman wrote. "We really can.”

Rodman, a former "Celebrity Apprentice" contestant, signed the letter to Trump as “friends always.” 

Though the two-time NBA all-star was not in Vietnam for the summit between the two leaders this week, he went to Singapore last year for their first summit.

Prior to Trump's first meeting with Kim, Rodman had visited North Korea on several occasions and met with Kim, whom he has previously called "a friend for life."

Though Trump and Kim went to the negotiating table for their second summit in an effort to reach an agreement on denuclearization on Thursday morning, the summit ended abruptly without an agreement between the two nations.

Kim was reportedly seeking an end to all sanctions on his country but was not willing to meet the United States' demands.

"Sometimes you have to walk," Trump said at a press conference in Hanoi, Vietnam. "This was just one of those times."