Rodman plans vacation with North Korean leader Kim

Rodman's trip caused headaches for the Obama administration at a time of growing tensions with the nuclear-armed country. The White House dismissed it as a private citizen's initiative with no impact on U.S. foreign policy.


“Instead of spending money on celebrity sporting events to entertain the elites of that country, the North Korean regime should focus on the well-being of its own people who have been starved, imprisoned, and denied their human rights,” White House spokesman Jay Carney said.

Rodman made the comments during a promotional tour at a bar in Fargo, N.D.