Former NBA star Dennis Rodman has come under fire for comments he made about an American being held in North Korea.
Rodman suggested that Kenneth Bae was being detained because he had done something wrong.
Senator John McCain of Arizona didn't mince words when asked what he thinks about Rodman and his comments.
"I think he's an idiot," said McCain.
He went on to speak about the former star's relationship with North Korea dictator Kim Jong-un in unfavorable terms.
He said he think Rodman is "a person of not great intellect who doesn't understand that he really does provide propaganda for one of the very brutal, ruthless young man while North Koreans are keeping an American in prison and could be endangering his life."
"In one way it's almost comic," said McCain, "but on the other side of it, it really does enhance his prestige with his people. And he's one of the - the guy runs a gulag after 200,000 people that's full of unspeakable cruelty. And he also has missiles and nuclear weapons. So it isn't a child's game here."
Rodman is currently in North Korea with fellow former NBA players.
This is just one of several trips he has made several trips to North Korea during which he has spent time with the dictator, calling Kim Jong-un his friend.