I should've left basketballers in jail

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

That is, after they were arrested in China for shoplifting.

A day after the father of one of the UCLA basketball players who were detained in China belittled President Donald Trump's role in their release, Trump responded that he "should have left them in jail". Like I told him, 'They try to make a big deal out of nothing sometimes.' I'm from L.A.

The UCLA players were on a team trip to China to play a game against Georgia Tech when they were arrested on November 7 on suspicion of stealing a pair of sunglasses from a Louis Vuitton store as well as items from two other high-end stores near the team hotel in Hangzhou.

During a Wednesday press conference, the teenage players, themselves, issued apologies for their behavior and thanked everyone involved for helping to resolve the matter and bringing them home, including President Trump.

LaVar Ball told ESPN that while he was pleased with how the situation in China was handled, he feels like it was overblown.

"What was he over there for?"

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People ain't really gonna fight , so I ain't trying to get no tech", Ball said to Southern California News Group after the game. It has been a challenging season for the building programs in Chicago and Phoenix, but they will meet Sunday on a high.

Ball on Friday seemed to largely disregard Trump's role in his son's release in an interview with ESPN.

LaVar Ball, father of basketball player LiAngelo Ball and the owner of the Big Baller brand, pictured in Hong Kong on Tuesday.

Trump, apparently insecure about approval ratings, asked whether the players would thank him. "Don't tell me nothing", LaVar Ball told ESPN. "Be careful, there are many pitfalls on the long and winding road of life!" he wrote on Twitter.

Lest you think the administration had better things to do, Dan Scavino, White House Director of Social Media, also tweeted, a similar message. It sure looks like race baiting to a lot of people.

All three players have been suspended from the UCLA basketball team indefinitely, and articles of impeachment have been filed on Donald Trump.

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