Thousands of United States troops are based in South Korea, and the Demilitarized Zone between the North and South is one of the most heavily fortified borders in the world.
Rodman declined to answer questions when he was spotted by CNN journalists at Beijing International Airport, the network said.
Pyongyang accused the Central Intelligence Agency and South Korea’s National Intelligence Service in May of plotting to kill the North Korean dictator with a biochemical weapon at a military parade.
The trip comes amid high tensions between Washington and Pyongyang – which is now detaining four Americans – following a series of missile tests by the North.
Rodman claimed in ’15 he wasn’t aware of some of the atrocities Kim Jong-un, aka The Marshal, committed against his own people.
Sporting a baseball cap, sunglasses, multiple facial piercings and a black t-shirt emblazoned with the logo of sponsor PotCoin – a cryptocurrency for the legal cannabis industry – Rodman posted a photo of himself on Twitter smiling and waving his ticket on the North’s flag carrier Air Koryo.
“The fact is, you spelled her name wrong, so Dennis, you lost”, Trump said.
North Korea has been hailed by marijuana news outlets and British tabloids as a pothead paradise and maybe even the next Amsterdam of pot tourism.
Rodman has visited North Korea four times, his most recent visits being in 2013 and 2014, the report noted.
It’s no secret that Dennis Rodman has a good relationship with North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un.
In 2014, Rodman called attention to the imprisonment of Kenneth Bae, a USA citizen and missionary who had been in North Korea detention for two years.
North Korea believes its missile programme is the only way to deter Washington from trying to overthrow the Kim Jong-un regime.
Representatives for Rodman did not respond immediately to requests for comment.
“Apparently our message is not being conveyed properly due to the circumstances that are much bigger than us”, Smith told The Associated Press before the exhibition game. “Never discussed, no interest, last place on Earth I want to go to”.
Malaysian authorities found four bundles of US$100 bills tied together in stacks of 300 mostly new notes in his bag, the paper said.
“I’m sorry for what’s going on in North Korea, the certain situations”, Rodman told CNN in 2014, but he did not elaborate what those “situations” were. “It was a lot”.
Mr Rodman, who revealed he was asked to coach North Korea’s Olympic team, said the North Korea leader “trusts him” and lets him hold his baby daughter.