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John McCain: Dennis Rodman, a ‘dangerous idiot’
But moreover, he’s a “dangerous idiot,” Mr. McCain said, Newsmax reported.
“I think he’s an idiot, but he’s a dangerous idiot because he gives good propaganda to … arguably, the most brutal, crazy man on earth,” he said, to “The Steve Malzberg Show” on Newsmax TV.
Mr. McCain’s comments came after Mr. Rodman organized an exhibition basketball game for the despot he’s described on several previous occasions as his “friend for life” — but before the former NBA great actually crooned a happy birthday song to Mr. Kim, as a pregame well-wish.
The trip has resulted in widespread criticism of Mr. Rodman, who also just suggested during a CNN broadcast that imprisoned American Kenneth Bae — who was sentenced to 15 years of labor camp for unclear charges related to distribution of religious materials in the atheist nation — may actually have deserved his punishment.
“Rodman has always been a wacko, as you know, but the fact that he and his friends are giving good propaganda for this brutal dictator who had his uncle killed, had his ex-girlfriend shot and supervises the biggest gulag on earth … it helps this two-bit dictator,” Mr. McCain said, in Newsmax. “What he’s doing is helping this guy and giving him an increased prestige, and that’s what’s wrong.”
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About the Author
Cheryl Chumley is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times. Previously, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times’ digital aggregation product, Times247. She’s also a 2008-2009 Robert Novak journalism fellow with The Phillips Foundation. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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