What Is Dennis Rodman Doing in Donald Trump's Meeting With Kim Jong Un? Potcoin Sponsors Celebrity Trip to Singapore

A cryptocurrency company that caters to the legal marijuana industry wants to have a say in who leads diplomatic efforts between the United States and North Korea.

Potcoin, which was established just four years ago with the aim of becoming the cannabis industry’s go-to cryptocurrency, has enough cash to send former NBA star and unlikely diplomat Dennis Rodman to the much-anticipated Singapore summit, where President Donald Trump will meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for the first time.

On Monday, Rodman was photographed arriving at the airport in Singapore in time for the high-profile summit wearing a t-shirt emblazoned with Potcoin’s logo that reads “peace starts in Singapore.”

“Just arrived to Singapore for the Historical Summit! Looking forward to @POTUS having incredible success that the whole world will benefit by. Thank you @potcoin for supporting my mission! #Peace #Love #HistoricalSummit #Singapore #PresidentTrump #MarshallKimJongUn,” Rodman, who is one of the few Americans to have traveled previously to North Korea and met with Kim Jong Un, tweeted Monday.

Potcoin, meanwhile, released a statement saying that Rodman should get the Nobel Peace Prize for his diplomacy with the rogue regime. The company also paid for one of Rodman’s previous trips to Pyongyang.

It is unclear why a cryptocurrency company would be so invested in sending a celebrity to a country where marijuana, its product of choice, is illegal. Nevertheless, it is likely that the company views the high-profile meeting as an opportunity for publicity.

Rodman has no official role in the diplomatic efforts between his country and North Korea, but he appears to be invested in promoting positive ties between Washington and Pyongyang. He allegedly gave Kim a copy of Trump’s book The Art of the Deal during a visit to Pyongyang, according to a 2017 report from The Washington Post. Speaking to reporters on Monday, Rodman suggested that he may have played a role in making the world pay attention to North Korea.

"I think that I brought awareness to a lot of things around the world and I think North Korea has given a lot of people the opportunity to do this conference now and I hope it's a success,” Rodman told reporters. "Who knew this would have happened five to six years ago... It's exciting to be a part of it."

Rodman said he hopes to surprise his friend Kim with his appearance during the summit.

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