White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders thanked Dennis Rodman for his “positive” comments and being “helpful” in bringing President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un together.
“The president had seen some of your comments over the last several days,” Sanders can be heard telling Rodman on speakerphone in a video of the conversation obtained by Vice News on HBO.
“He just wanted me to reach out and thank you for some of the positive things you said and appreciate you being helpful in this process.”
Sanders made the phone call to Rodman on Monday while both were in Singapore for Trump’s summit with Kim.
Rodman — who referred to Sanders as “Trump’s secretary” in a teary CNN interview — thanked the senior White House official and asked for a presidential shout out.
“When you see Donald next time can Donald say hi to me and say, ‘Dennis, I would love to shake your hand,’” Rodman said while laughing.
“I’ll pass that on,” Sanders said. “Today may be a little crazy but we’ll try and do something when we get back to the states.”
Rodman, who called Trump’s press secretary “honey” twice during the call, was enthusiastic about her suggestion that the day would be “a good one for everyone.”
“That’s our whole hope and dream, honey,” Rodman said. “Thank you.”
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