Dennis Rodman: North Korea Return Trip on Tap August 1!

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Dennis Rodman is returning to Pyongyang this summer.

At a charity gala at the Fontainebleu Hotel in Miami Beach, he told the Miami Herald of his plans to return to North Korea and see BFF Kim Jong Un again.

"I'm going back August 1," he said. "We have no plans really, as far as what we're going to be doing over there, but we'll just hang and have some fun!"

Dennis Rodman and Kim Jong Un Pic

Dennis Rodman's trip to North Korea this winter introduced us to the phrase "basketball diplomacy," though it didn't win him any fans in the U.S. government.

This trip, it seems, will have more of a vacation vibe.

Whatever he and Kim Jong Un do next time, Rodman can expect scrutiny. He told the Herald the FBI already grilled him on what Kim asked him about.

Rodman also fielded widespread criticism for the very idea of taking the unsanctioned trip to North Korea, with whom the U.S. has no diplomatic relations.

His buddy Kim is also an authoritarian, flagrant human rights offender shrouded in a cult of personality, and one who is threatening to nuke the U.S.

Rodman spoke candidly about that reality.

"I'm not a total idiot," said the NBA Hall of Famer. "I know what Kim Jong Un is threatening to do regarding his military muscle. I hope it doesn't happen."

"America will take whatever actions to protect America and our allies. I do think, you know, that we have to talk to people who want to cause us harm so hopefully they won't."

Not exactly in the running to succeed John Kerry as Secretary of State with such insight, but it's good to know he's at least pondered that sort of thing.

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