Beijing — Retired NBA star Dennis Rodman landed back in Beijing Saturday after concluding his second trip to North Korea to meet with leader Kim Jong-un.
Swarmed by the international media at the Beijing airport, Rodman said little about his trip, and Kenneth Bae was nowhere in sight.
“It is not my job to talk about Kenneth Bae,” he told the mass of reporters gathered at the airport.
Rodman walked through the crowd and continued talking.
According to a CNN report, Rodman said, “Ask Obama about that, ask Hillary Clinton about that. Ask those —holes.”
Kenneth Bae is a Korean-American citizen serving 15 years of hard labor in North Korea on charges of sedition.
There was some speculation that Rodman might possibly bring up the subject of Bae when meeting with the North Korean leader, who Rodman has called his “friend”.
At the Beijing airport Saturday, Rodman said of Kim Jong-un, “He’s my friend for life – I don’t care what you guys think about him,” according to a BBC report. Image/Wang Zhao/AFP /Getty Images