Trump reignites feud with father of UCLA player accused of shoplifting

(INTERNET (NOVEMBER 22, 2017) (SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITE, TWITTER VIA DONALD TRUMP) -President Donald Trump on Wednesday (November 22) reignited a feud with the father of one of the three UCLA basketball players who was detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting, calling him an “ungrateful fool” in a series of early morning tweets.

LaVar Ball, the father of LiAngelo Ball, has played down Trump’s involvement in the three athletes’ release from custody after they admitted to stealing items from three stores during a team trip to China earlier this month.

The three players apologized and thanked Trump for helping secure their release by raising the issue with Chinese President Xi Jinping during his visit. All three players have been suspended indefinitely from the UCLA basketball team.

On Sunday, Trump tweeted that he “should have left them in jail!”


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