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"I should have left UCLA players in jail": Trump fires back

The President clearly wasn't thrilled by Ball's comments Friday, when the loud-mouthed basketball father of UCLA freshman LiAngelo Ball said he didn't think Trump did all that much to help get his son and two teammates out of a shoplifting incident in China.

Ball downplayed the President's role in getting the three UCLA players (including his son) released after being arrested in China. I should have left them in jail!' Trump said.

The kids, LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill, all made reference of thanks to Trump at a news conference held once they were back in the USA, but obviously that is not enough to the Orange Mound of Hair and Lies.

Trump has said he raised the players' detention with Chinese President Xi Jinping during the leaders' recent meeting in Beijing.

Freshman LiAngelo Ball was detained along with Jalen Hill and Cody Riley almost two weeks ago and returned last week after Trump said he had a long conversation with Chinese President Xi Jinping about the incident.

The players returned to Los Angeles on Tuesday and thanked Trump for his role in bringing them home, which Trump wondered if they would do on Twitter on Wednesday. I want to put it on the table.

More news: Bill Clinton says Trump should "stop seeking enemies"

The players returned to the USA last week. "Be careful, there are many pitfalls on the long and winding road of life!" he wrote on Twitter. "And the reason that these tweets are important is that they are a serious look into his psyche, into what the president cares about".

That's what watching LaVar vs. Trump unfold feels like.

'As long as my boy's back here, I'm fine, ' LaVar Ball told ESPN.

LiAngelo, the youngest of the Ball children, was in Hangzhou with the UCLA men's basketball team for a game against Georgia Tech. "I've seen a lot worse things happen than a guy taking some glasses".

They in fact did thank him during a press conference on Wednesday, totally of their own volition, I'm sure. The team's head coach, Steve Alford, later announced the trio was suspended indefinitely.


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