President Trump fires back at father of UCLA basketball player

President Trump Blasts Father of Recently Released UCLA Player for Being Unappreciative of His Help in Gaining Son’s Release

President Trump Blasts Father of Recently Released UCLA Player for Being Unappreciative of His Help in Gaining Son’s Release

U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday upbraided the father of one of three UCLA basketball players who were detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting after he questioned Trump's role in their release. After Trump brought up the players' arrests, Xi said he would look into the case, and ensured that the three would be treated fairly. "And the reason that these tweets are important is that they are a serious look into his psyche, into what the president cares about". While visiting China as part of his five-nation tour across Asia earlier in November, Trump interceded with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the players' behalf.

"What was he over there for?"

LaVar Ball, who has made a name for himself as a professional talker while attempting to build a brand around his three basketball playing sons, was in China during the week-long incident. Don't tell me nothing.

LaVar Ball told ESPN he was happy to have his son back, and also seemed to downplay his alleged crime.

We're sure LaVar will have a response for the POTUS, while the rest of the world moves on to more important matters. I want to put it on the table. They went to jail, but were released on bail, which is something that apparently indicated the Chinese authorities were taking a rather chill approach to all of this to begin with.

Brandon Peters taken by ambulance to hospital after being carted off field
He finished 9 of 18 for 157 yards passing, hitting a few deep passes to receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones and tight end Zach Gentry. Defense gave MI its best chance to upset Wisconsin on the road, and it looked as if that might happen for two-plus quarters.

The players, for their part, did exactly that at an afternoon press conference the same day.

"As long as my boy's back here, I'm fine", LaVar Ball added. A lot of people like to say a lot of things that they thought happened over there.

"The president was saying, 'It's not too serious".

Which somehow manages to both be accurate - Trump was making it a bigger deal - and totally cavalier about committing crimes in foreign countries - shoplifting in China is different than shoplifting in L.A.! All three players were suspended from the Bruins basketball team indefinitely. For better or worse, it's extremely clear that the president loves to watch cable nearly as much as he loves Twitter so he'll no doubt pick up LaVar's response.

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