President Trump just wants LaVar Ball’s appreciation.
Trump 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 the President did all that much to help get his son and two teammates out of a shoplifting incident in China.
“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 Sunday. “I should have left them in jail!”
The latest tweet follows Trump calling for the trio of UCLA freshmen — Jalen Hill and Cody Riley were also detained, along with LiAngelo — to express their gratitude for the President’s efforts to get them out of hot water in a tweet Thursday.
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“Do you think the three UCLA Basketball Players will say thank you President Trump? They were headed for 10 years in jail!”
While all three thanked Trump in a press conference after the fact, LaVar Ball’s resistance to acknowledge that his son received help led to the Twitter storm.
“What was he over there for? Don’t tell me nothing,” Ball said Friday on ESPN. “Everybody wants to make it seem like he helped me out.”