Twitter Seems To Think Dennis Rodman May Have Freed A Detained U.S. Student Just By Visiting North Korea

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Visiting an old friend.

Dennis Rodman has become an unlikely diplomat between the U.S. and North Korea in recent years, thanks to his confusing bromance with supreme leader Kim Jong-Un.

While the former NBA star’s travels to the authoritarian state have triggered much criticism in the past, his most recent trip is actually getting some positive attention on Twitter.

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Why? Because hours after the ex-athlete landed in Pyongyang, detained U.S. student Otto Warmbier was released from North Korean jail!

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced on Tuesday that the American college student — who was serving a 15-year prison term with hard labor for alleged anti-state acts — had been medically evacuated from North Korea in a coma.

He said in a statement:

“At the direction of the President, the Department of State has secured the release of Otto Warmbier from North Korea. Mr. Warmbier is en route to the U.S. where he will be reunited with his family.”

According to reports, Warmbier was due to arrive home in Cincinnati on Tuesday evening. He had been in a coma for more than a year.

Tillerson made no mention of Rodman’s arrival, but instead credited Donald Trump with getting Warmbier back home.

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Twitter, on the other hand, couldn’t ignore the suspicious timing of Rodman’s visit — which the ex-baller claimed was sponsored by his weed cryptocurrency network

While at the Beijing airport en route to North Korea, Rodman claimed the issue of several Americans detained by the country was “not my purpose right now.”

Though, he had a feeling POTUS would approve of his door-opening trip, which he made as a private citizen, telling reporters:

“Well, I’m pretty sure he’s pretty much happy with the fact that I’m over here trying to accomplish something that we both need.”

Some have speculated that Rodman may even be carrying a message from the President, who has praised his efforts to engage North Korea amid dangerous rising tensions between the two countries.

Do U think Rodman had anything to do with the student’s release? See some telling Twitter reactions (below)!

Stranger things have happened!

[Image via WENN.]

Jun 13, 2017 11:56am PDT

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