Rodman went to North Korea in February to film a documentary and became friends with dictator Kim Jong Un.
The American imprisoned in North Korea, Kenneth Bae, was just sentenced to 15 years of hard labor for allegedly engaging in unspecified “hostile acts” against the country while being a tour operator there.
Rodman said via Twitter that he wanted Kim to “cut Kenneth Bae loose.”
Rodman has been referred to as the unofficial United States ambassador to the communist country. North Korea and the United States deal through intermediaries currently.
Rodman told a TMZ reporter on May 10 that he’s going to North Korea on August 1 and hopes to get the deal finalized then. “I’m going to try to get the guy out,” said Rodman.
“It’s going to be difficult, because I think his nationality is false, his background,” he said, referring to Bae.
Soon after, Rodman appeared to get angry while saying that “We got a black president who can’t even go over talk to Kim.”
“Obama can’t do [expletive],” he said.
Rodman also said that pressure he applied to Kim during a tense several weeks when Kim was setting up missile launchers and threatening to launch them worked.
“He put those missiles back in storage, right?” Rodman sad.
Obama said earlier in the week while hosting South Korea President Park Guen-hye that both America and South Korea “will not reward provacative actions.”
“The days when North Korea could create a crisis and elicit concessions, those days are over,” Obama said.