Rodman gets emotional discussing North Korea

Former NBA player Dennis Rodman gets emotional talking about the road to the summit between the United States and North Korea.

Posted: Jun 12, 2018 5:20 PM
Updated: Jun 12, 2018 5:22 PM

Tuesday's meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was one surreal summit. At one point, Kim even told Trump that people would view the Singapore talks as something out of "a science fiction movie." From Häagen-Dazs ice cream to Trump's suggestion that North Korea could develop some of "the best hotels in the world" to an emotional Dennis Rodman, here are memorable scenes from the summit.

A historic handshake

In a moment that might have been unthinkable just months ago, Trump and Kim walked toward each other to shake hands. Trump warmly touched Kim's arm during the handshake. Afterward, the two men posed together against a backdrop of American and North Korean flags lined up side by side.

North Korean officials who negotiated the summit logistics with US counterparts were "very conscious" of the optics of presenting the US and North Korea on level footing, a US official involved in the discussions told CNN.

"They wanted to make sure both in ceremony and in security and every other way that we're presenting to the world an image that presents them as equals," the official said. "The North Koreans were very conscious of that."

The US largely agreed to North Korea's demand for parity in all aspects of the summit, from the number of officials during the bilateral meetings to the number of US and North Korean flags side by side during the arrival ceremony. North Korean propaganda undoubtedly will use the images of the six US and six North Korean flags in the background of the Trump-Kim handshake to suggest the US and North Korea are on level footing.

'A very important document,' a movie trailer-like video

Trump and Kim signed a joint statement as part of the summit, which Trump described as "a very important document."

The document says the US and North Korea will join together "to build a lasting and stable peace regime on the Korean Peninsula." It also says North Korea will "work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula."

The agreement is vague, however, and does not include a timeline for achieving the stated goals.

Before leaving Singapore, Trump spoke to reporters at a news conference, which started with a video that resembled a movie trailer.

The video, which shows images of Trump and Kim, features a narrator's voice saying, "A new world can begin today, one of friendship, respect and goodwill. Be part of that world, where the doors of opportunity are ready to be opened. ... Can history be changed?"

A menu that featured Häagen-Dazs and fried rice

Häagen-Dazs vanilla ice cream was on the menu for a working lunch attended by Trump, Kim, and the US and North Korea delegations. According to a copy of the menu, options for the main course included beef short rib confit with red wine sauce or sweet and sour crispy pork and Yangzhou fried rice with a homemade chili sauce.

Trump's pitch for 'the best hotels in the world'

During his news conference, Trump talked about making a pitch for peace based on a vision of what North Korea could look like with real estate investment and development.

"They have great beaches," he said. "You see that whenever they're exploding their cannons into the ocean. I said, 'Boy, look at that ... wouldn't that make a great condo. ... Instead of doing that you could have the best hotels in the world right there. Think of it from a real estate perspective.' "

Rodman feeling it

In another memorable moment, former NBA player Dennis Rodman grew emotional during an interview with CNN's Chris Cuomo during "Cuomo Prime Time."

Rodman is perhaps the only person in the world who has personal relationships with both the US President -- he participated in Trump's pre-presidency reality TV show, "The Celebrity Apprentice" -- and Kim.

Rodman has visited North Korea previously and traveled to Singapore for the summit, though an administration official told CNN he had no official role in it.

He wore a red "Make America Great Again" cap during the interview.

"I knew things were going to change," Rodman said.

"It's a great day. I am here to see it. I'm so happy," he said.

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 735999

Reported Deaths: 13486
CountyCasesDeaths
Marion1007151752
Lake54249977
Allen40946680
St. Joseph36335553
Hamilton35829408
Elkhart28844443
Tippecanoe22475219
Vanderburgh22367397
Porter18946311
Johnson18067381
Hendricks17317315
Clark13036192
Madison12762339
Vigo12501249
LaPorte12086215
Monroe11957172
Delaware10755187
Howard10001218
Kosciusko9466117
Hancock8373142
Bartholomew8098156
Warrick7799155
Floyd7690178
Grant7098174
Wayne7072199
Boone6745101
Morgan6611140
Dubois6166117
Marshall6111112
Cass5876105
Dearborn583178
Henry5785105
Noble565984
Jackson503773
Shelby494396
Lawrence4602120
Gibson437192
Harrison436672
DeKalb430585
Clinton428453
Montgomery425889
Whitley398739
Huntington394480
Steuben391057
Miami383968
Knox372890
Jasper372649
Putnam363760
Wabash355380
Adams342755
Ripley340770
Jefferson331881
White317754
Daviess298399
Wells292081
Decatur285992
Fayette282162
Greene280585
Posey272034
LaGrange268970
Scott267554
Clay261347
Washington242132
Randolph242081
Spencer232931
Jennings230949
Starke219354
Fountain213946
Sullivan212242
Owen203356
Jay197830
Fulton196040
Carroll190420
Orange184754
Perry184637
Rush174025
Vermillion170044
Franklin168535
Tipton163445
Parke146716
Pike135634
Blackford135132
Pulaski117445
Newton108934
Brown102641
Crawford101415
Benton99014
Martin89515
Warren82615
Switzerland7948
Union71410
Ohio57111
Unassigned0417

Ohio Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1091623

Reported Deaths: 19528
CountyCasesDeaths
Franklin1268061406
Cuyahoga1132982134
Hamilton804211211
Montgomery518231015
Summit47606955
Lucas42618792
Butler38548585
Stark32661909
Lorain25199486
Warren24390300
Mahoning21795588
Lake20846371
Clermont19880240
Delaware18608133
Licking16488212
Fairfield16327200
Trumbull16196468
Medina15379266
Greene15143244
Clark14096299
Wood13168189
Portage12966206
Allen11740232
Richland11433199
Miami10713220
Wayne8923214
Columbiana8881229
Muskingum8831133
Pickaway8596121
Marion8561136
Tuscarawas8509245
Erie7958155
Hancock6944128
Ashtabula6904172
Ross6876156
Geauga6741148
Scioto6444102
Belmont5978168
Union575448
Lawrence5590102
Jefferson5583151
Huron5462120
Sandusky5380122
Darke5374126
Seneca5311122
Washington5228109
Athens520858
Auglaize494986
Mercer481585
Shelby470293
Knox4513110
Madison439363
Putnam4301101
Ashland426590
Fulton426469
Defiance424697
Crawford3993107
Brown397557
Logan383276
Preble381398
Clinton374163
Ottawa369081
Highland356862
Williams343475
Champaign335358
Guernsey317653
Jackson314152
Perry295950
Morrow287239
Fayette283550
Hardin271964
Henry270366
Coshocton266157
Holmes2625101
Van Wert244263
Adams240053
Pike238634
Gallia236749
Wyandot232155
Hocking216462
Carroll192448
Paulding174340
Meigs145540
Noble134137
Monroe132542
Harrison109637
Morgan108823
Vinton84915
Unassigned02
Fort Wayne
Partly Cloudy
77° wxIcon
Hi: 78° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 78°
Angola
Partly Cloudy
75° wxIcon
Hi: 77° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 75°
Huntington
Cloudy
74° wxIcon
Hi: 75° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 74°
Decatur
Partly Cloudy
77° wxIcon
Hi: 77° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 78°
Van Wert
Partly Cloudy
77° wxIcon
Hi: 79° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 78°
A system will bring spotty showers and thunderstorms to the region Wednesday afternoon.
WFFT Radar
WFFT Temperatures
WFFT National

Community Events