While Dennis Rodman was enjoying his trip to North Korea, cultivating a friendship with dictator Kim Jong-un, he was being panned in the United States and criticized by some of the country's most senior officials for his questionable decision to visit the country.

After his trip Rodman called Kim Jong-un "an awesome guy" and proceeded to defend him in an extremely awkward interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos.

And now, just a few days removed from these interviews, Rodman has apparently seen the error in his ways. His publicist told TMZ that Rodman is sorry for calling Kim Jong-un's father and grandfather "great leaders."

Rodman's publicist also said the Hall of Famer plans on returning to North Korea in the next six months to host a basketball clinic, and when he's there he'll try to set the table for peace talks between North Korea and the United States.

Despite all of Rodman's accolades -- he was a five-time NBA champion and a two-time Defensive Player of the Year -- his publicist told TMZ that brokering peace between Kim Jong-un and Barack Obama would be his greatest accomplishment.

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