SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - JANUARY 08: South Korean conservative protesters wear masks of a pig, symbolizing North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (L) and former NBA player Dennis Rodman (R) during a anti North Korea protest marking the North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un's birthday on January 8, 2014 in Seoul, South Korea. Today marks North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un's 31st birthday. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

Former NBA player Dennis Rodman has arrived in North Korea on his first visit since President Donald Trump took office. Wearing a t-shirt advertising a marijuana cybercurrency, he told reporters before departing Beijing airport on Tuesday that he is “just trying to open a door” with North Korea. Rodman has received the red-carpet treatment on four past trips since 2013. He also has been roundly criticized for visiting during times of high tensions between the U.S. and North Korea over its weapons programs. He said he believes Trump would be happy with his trip. Rodman was a cast member on two seasons of Trump’s “Celebrity Apprentice.”