Dennis Rodman Says Kim Jong Un Wants Obama to Call

The basketball hall-of-famer discussed on 'This Week' his unprecedented trip to North Korea.
2:54 | 03/04/13

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Okay, gio, thank you very much. Sad story. You had an interesting sunday. Surreal is another word. We have a followup to my interview with dennis rodman. I pressed for details on the meeting with kim jong-un. No american has spent more time with the new dictator than rodman. He came back with a message for president obama. Reporter: The white house is not too impressed with rodman's trip to north korea or what he had to say about it. They say they won't be acting on the message. I sat with him for two days. He asked me to give owe what dosh say and do one thing. He wants obama to do one thing, call him. Reporter: One of the most bizarre interviews on a sunday political talk show. It was such great experience. Reporter: A flamboyant basketball hall of fireman talking about his love of one of the most notorious dictators on the plant. You said you love kim and think he's awesome, were you aware of his regime's horrendous record on human rights? I don't condone that. I that he's doing that. The fact is that's a human being. Heet his guard down. He has been a friend. Reporter: North korea has perhaps the worst human rights record on the globe. North kree that has some 200,000 political prisoners, forced into labor camps and tortured along with their spouses, parents, and children. Under the new leader, kim jong-un, they conducted a nuclear test last month, declaring the united states the sworn enemy of the ko people. He said in the past he willdy industry to the united states. Think that comes from his father. He loves -- he loves power. He loves control. Because -- of his dad. He's great guy. Just a great guy. Reporter: As for the suggestion that the president call him, the white house says that the president -- the administration has lines of communication and instead of spending money on staging sporting events, the north korean regime should focus on the well-being on I own people who have been starved, impris imprisoned and deprived of human rights. The president is filling out the cabinet. THE FIRST NOMINEE, gina McCar think, ernest moniz to head the energy department. And sylvia matthews, the head of the walmart foundation. She'll run the new budget director, not the easiest job in the world these days. Boy, I'll say. A groundbreaking day at the

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