Trump to Lavar Ball: I should have left them in jail!
Welp, that didn't take long.
After Big Baller Lavar Ball snubbed President Trump this weekend for his part in getting his son LiAngelo Ball and two UCLA teammates out of hot water in China, the POTUS had a very predictable response.
"Who?" Ball had told ESPN's Arash Markazi Friday when asked about Trump's involvement in getting the three players released from custondy. "What was he over there for? Don't tell me nothing. Everybody wants to make it seem like he helped me out."
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
It's almost as if Ball purposefully antagonized Trump for attention. Could you imagine?
For what it's worth, Ball and his teammates *did* thank Trump last week during a press conference acknowledging their shoplifting while abroad. All three remain suspended indefinitely by UCLA and could miss the remainder of the NCAA basketball season.
UPDATE: Trump had more to say a few hours later.
Shoplifting is a very big deal in China, as it should be (5-10 years in jail), but not to father LaVar. Should have gotten his son out during my next trip to China instead. China told them why they were released. Very ungrateful!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 19, 2017