Dennis Rodman: 'Kim Jong Un will be in America in 18 to 24 months'

Dennis Rodman: 'Kim Jong Un will be in America in 18 to 24 months'
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NBA Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman, who has made headlines with his frequent trips to North Korea, said Thursday that the country's leader, Kim Jong UnKim Jong UnOvernight Defense: Ex-Ukraine ambassador offers dramatic day of testimony | Talks of 'crisis' at State Department | Trump tweets criticism of envoy during hearing | Dems warn against 'witness intimidation' | Trump defends his 'freedom of speech' Biden responds to North Korea: 'I wear their insults as a badge of honor' Erdoğan should receive the wrath of the US, not its embrace MORE, will be visiting the U.S. within the next two years.

“Watch out for this: Kim Jong Un will be in America in 18 to 24 months, I guarantee you,” Rodman said on “Fox & Friends.” He's coming to do one thing: visit America.”

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Rodman, who calls Kim “a friend for life,” made a trip to Singapore in June ahead of President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump reversed course on flavored e-cigarette ban over fear of job losses: report Trump to award National Medal of Arts to actor Jon Voight Sondland notified Trump officials of investigation push ahead of Ukraine call: report MORE’s nuclear summit with the North Korean leader. Rodman later said the White House thanked him for his efforts.

In July, Trump, after making his historic visit to the Demilitarized Zone, said he invited Kim to come to America “when the time is right.”

Negotiations over North Korea’s nuclear program have largely stalled since then, though Trump regularly touts his “very good” relationship with Kim.

“I did have an impact on some of the things that have happened in North Korea,” Rodman said Thursday. “I think Donald Trump is doing a great job at trying to connect us.”