Last week, 3 UCLA freshman has been detained in China since they were arrested Nov. 7 for shoplifting from three different high-end stores, including sunglasses from Louis Vuitton. When this incident occurred, President Donald Trump happened to be on a tour of Asia and personally spoke with Chinese President Xi Jingping in an attempt to resolve the case of three UCLA basketball players being held in Hangzhou on charges of shoplifting.
So LiAngelo Ball’s father LaVar Ball has finally responded after President Donald Trump took credit Wednesday for orchestrating the release of Ball’s son, UCLA freshman, and two teammates from China.
But instead of showing gratitude, LaVar Ball responded “Who?” when ESPN asked him about Trump.
all said: “What, was he over there for? Don’t tell me nothing. Everybody wants to make it seem like he helped me out.”
“As long as my boy’s back here, I’m fine,” he told ESPN. “I’m happy with how things were handled. A lot of people like to say a lot of things that they thought happened over there.
“Like I told him, ‘They try to make a big deal out of nothing sometimes.’ I’m from LA. I’ve seen a lot worse things happen than a guy taking some glasses.”
President Trump didn’t hold off when the took to Twitter and responded to Lavar Ball’s comments!
“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,” Trump tweeted. “I should have left them in jail!”
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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 19, 2017
LaVar’s son, LiAngelo, and two other players were arrested and accused of shoplifting from a Louis Vuitton store while the UCLA basketball team was on a trip to China for its season-opening game.
The players faced potential jail sentences for the charge, but Trump reportedly spoke to Chinese President Xi Jinping about resolving the situation. The players were released and landed in the United States last week.
I bet if it was Obama that helped they would be singing his praises but because it is President Trump it is no big deal. It shows the character of the parent especially when the son said thank you! And let’s not forget the marine that was left to rot in the Mexican prison! Obama did nothing! He went to Mexico and met with the president and didn’t even mention releasing the marine who hit list and did nothing wrong! Ingrates!!
But at the end of the day, I would not worry about what Trump did or did not do. I would worry about the fact that as a father LaVar did not teach or impress upon his son that stealing is wrong.
Truly he is an idiot to even open his mouth.
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