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As Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign lurches from one controversy to another, the real estate mogul on Friday gained the support of a widely-recognized celebrity with experience in international diplomacy: NBA hall-of-famer Dennis Rodman.

Rodman tweeted his support to his “great” friend’s campaign for the White House.

“@realDonaldTrump has been a great friend for many years. We don’t need another politician, we need a businessman like Mr. Trump! Trump 2016,” the tweet reads.

Trump responded on Twitter, retweeting Rodman and writing, “Thank you @DennisRodman. It’s time to #MakeAmericaGreatAgain! I hope you are doing well!”

Rodman made his reality TV debut on Trump’s NBC show, “Celebrity Apprentice,” in 2013, but their friendship extended outside the boardroom after he famously played diplomat that year by visiting North Korea and meeting with dictator Kim Jong Un.

Back then, Trump praised Rodman’s trip, calling the basketball player “smart.”

“Dennis is not a stupid guy. He’s smart in many ways; he’s very street-wise,” he told Fox News.

“You look at the world, the world is blowing up around us. Maybe Dennis is a lot better than what we have,” Trump added.