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Rodman, After Meeting Kim, Says Freeing American ‘Not My Job’

9 September 2013

Retired NBA star Dennis Rodman left North Korea on Saturday, professing his affection for dictator Kim Jong Un and angrily rejecting calls to lobby for the release of imprisoned American
citizen Kenneth Bae. “Guess what? That’s not my job to ask about Kenneth Bae,” Rodman told reporters upon arriving at Beijing Capital International Airport. “Ask [President Barack] Obama about that. Ask Hillary Clinton,” Rodman shouted, referencing the former secretary of state. Rodman said he and Kim Jong Un formed a close bond over the course of his two visits to the isolated country, adding, “He’s my friend for life.”—AP