Nightly News   |  March 04, 2013

Rodman: North Korean leader wants Obama to call

While appearing on Sunday morning television, the former NBA star heaped praise on Kim Jong-un despite the dictator’s record of human rights abuses. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> the always-classy dennis rodman appeared to suggest president obama call kim jong -un and at least talk basketball. of the north korean leader, rodman said, quote, he loves power, he loves control because of his dad and stuff like that. he called him honest and awesome. said he loves him. the state department further distances himself -- themselves from the trip.