President Donald Trump on UCLA Players freed in China: “I should have left them in jail”


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US President Donald Trump turned to his Twitter account and posted his dismay to a father of one of the three UCLA basketball players caught in a shoplifting incident in China recently sent home to America.

The American President said he should have left the three University of California (UCLA) basketball players accused of shoplifting in China in jail.

In his tweet, Trump said that LaVar Ball, one of the three UCLA basketball players’ father, did not recognize his effort with regards to the release from detention of the UCLA players.

“Now that the three basketball players are out of China and saved from years in jail, LaVar Ball, the father of LiAngelo, is unaccepting of what I did for his son and that shoplifting is no big deal. I should have left them in jail!”

His tweet comes after LaVar Ball’s interview with ESPN about Trump’s role in getting his son and two other players home. “Who?” LaVar Ball reportedly told ESPN.

“What was he over there for? Don’t tell me nothing. Everybody wants to make it seem like he helped me out,” Ball said.

The UCLA basketball players — Liangelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill — were arrested in Hangzou, China after shoplifting expensive sunglasses in three stores.

Trump explained that he personally asked President Xi to release the three instead of being detained in China.

LaVar Ball is also the father of Los Angeles Lakers rookie star Lonzo Ball.

This article has been viewed 1142 times. Article originally posted: November 20, 2017, 1:04 pm (UTC-0). Last update: November 20, 2017 at 1:10 pm (UTC-0).

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