Visibly upset, Rodman also said that under the Obama administration, he did not receive a pleasant welcome home the first time when he returned stateside after visiting Kim.
"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".
Rodman, a former contestant on Trump's reality show on NBC, "Celebrity Apprentice", has also previously visited North Korea.
"It's awesome when I said those things [.] When I went back home I got so many death threats [.] I couldn't even go home I had to hide out for 30 days", he recalled through tears. US officials believe that harsh sanctions have been instrumental in the "maximum pressure campaign" to bring Kim to the negotiating table. Because of North Korea's variable seasons, which include cold and dry winters, Davis said the group hopes the recovery effort will yield full skeletal remains with identification cards still attached to uniforms.
Asked about the issue after the meeting, President Trump said he'd been lobbied about the issue even as a presidential candidate. He said Trump called him to say that he was proud of him.
There was little else mention of denuclearisation of North Korea in the statement, which mainly focused on stopping hostilities between North Korea and the United States.
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Speaking about the military exercises, Corker told Reuters: "I don't know if that's an agreement or an ad hoc statement that was made".
"Obama didn't even give me the time of day", Rodman said. "Hostages are back home, will be getting the remains of our great heroes back to their families, no missiles shot, no research happening, sites closing..." I'm so happy, ' he said.
If the USA pulls out of South Korea, as Trump wants to, it will accelerate China's dominance in Asia, and likely around the world. "This is not about Dennis Rodman being the greatest person in the world, bringing the countries together", said Rodman.
Rodman traveled to North Korea again in June 2017.
Ahead of the summit with Kim, speculation persisted that the two sides might discuss withdrawing the USA troops from the South, as Pyongyang has called for the pullout as a key signal to the end of Washington's "hostile" policy to it.
Mr Trump said last week that Mr Rodman had not been invited to the summit.
"We don't need a miracle".