Dennis Rodman Wants Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump to Stop Acting Like 'Big Kids' and Just Get Along

Just like that character in "Mean Girls," retired basketball player Dennis Rodman wishes we could all get along like we used to in middle school and bake a cake filled with rainbows and smiles and everyone would eat and be happy. Laura Cavanaugh/Getty

Retired basketball player Dennis Rodman would like for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump to just get over themselves already so the world can avoid war.

In remarks on a trip to Guam Thursday, Rodman said he would sacrifice his life to get the duo to start talking, according to the Pacific News Center. Rodman said he thought the world leaders were acting like children, squabbling over who's tougher with their increasingly catty insults and threats to attack.

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In fact, even though they only discussed basketball, Rodman said he didn't think the dictator actually wanted to use the weapons he's reportedly developing.

"The way he talks to me, he doesn't want to have war at all. It may sound like that on the news, but I see that Donald Trump and him is more like two big kids—who is the toughest?" Rodman said. "Because I don't know why he would even, in my eyes, remotely even think about bombing anything in the world...I believe the more we talk, he does not want to bomb anybody. He does not. And I'm telling you straight from my mouth. He don't wanna do it."

As The Washington Post recently pointed out, Rodman is one of the few mutual friends Kim and Trump have—possibly the only one.

Rodman was on Trump's show Celebrity Apprentice in 2009 and 2013, and in 2015 the athlete tweeted his support for the Republican's presidential campaign. Rodman had also been to North Korea a handful of times, in 2013 calling Kim a "friend for life" and in 2014 publicly singing "Happy Birthday" to the leader.

On Thursday in Guam, Rodman wore a shirt emblazoned with a picture of both men and himself grinning in the middle. Despite the effort, and the copy of Trump's book The Art of the Deal he gave Kim in June, he still could not get the two leaders together.

"It doesn't hurt to try and open the door and try to have some communication. It doesn't hurt," the player said.

In fact, Rodman said his visit to Guam was intended to be a diplomatic one, as it came after North Korea suggested it might soon launch missiles into the waters near the island. The reclusive country has tested about two dozen since February, according to CNN.

"I just came here to try and see if I could bridge the gap and show the leader of North Korea that I'm not afraid to come here," Rodman said.

At the end of his news conference, Rodman gestured to the design on his shirt and promoted "peace, love and no war."

"Let's make this happen before we all die," he finished. "And keep Guam safe."