Donald Trump tweets about UCLA basketball players

LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill, the UCLA men’s basketball players who were detained in China for a week on suspicion of shoplifting, will read statements to the media on Wednesday after returning to the country Tuesday. President Donald Trump, who said he personally asked Chinese President Xi Jinping for assistance on the case, is looking forward to what the players have to say:

  • https://www.facebook.com/thekindcompany1 Steve W, MD

    Can anyone trust the Dotard?
    No chance they would’ve been facing 10 yrs in prison or they wouldn’t have been under house arrest in a fancy 5* hotel. Alibaba et al already had the situation under control and Trump is just taking credit for something other people did, again.

    • MPPBruin

      More like they would have been facing 10 years had they not been basketball players from the US.

  • 88 Straight

    The kids all thanked him, but he cant pass up an opportunity to whine about not getting credit.

    • http://amillennialist.blogspot.com Santiago Matamoros

      He should have handled that more graciously.

      • 88 Straight

        Gracious and Trump don’t go together. Zero humility and he can’t fake it.

        • https://www.facebook.com/thekindcompany1 Steve W, MD

          So true

  • Tyler Durden

    Props to president trump for getting this resolved. Not all UCLA fans are knucklehead liberals.

    • MPPBruin

      I’m not sure how much his asking had anything to do with the outcome, but he exerted some effort so I’ll give him credit for that.

      • Tyler Durden

        Put it in perspective. What did Obama do when warmbeir got arrested in NK? Nothing, and he died. Trump was also in direct contact with Xi.

        • MPPBruin

          I know that’s what conservative media is pushing. Trump was already in Asia and who knows what kind of leverage he has. It’s apparent that all foreign leaders have to do is throw him a bone and he’s happy.

        • https://www.facebook.com/thekindcompany1 Steve W, MD

          How do you know obama didn’t do everything he could. We’re we supposed to invade NK to save Otto. What an ignorant statement.

          • Tyler Durden

            I just feel sorry for people like you. This is why you lose and will continue to lose. But I don’t expect you to be bright enough to figure that out. Peace out.

        • Sandy Underpants

          Warmbeer got what he deserved. He chose to go to NK and commit a crime and that’s how you get punished for committing crimes there. The UCLA trio got off lucky because the president of the US was in the right place at the right time.

  • Richard

    I don’t think Dotard even brought up the subject nor did he talk about currency manipulation of the unfair trade balance – REAL THEFTS / CRIMES.
    He didn’t have time for any of that. Spent all his time trying to get Zi to approve permits for putting up a Trumpf branded hotel on Beijing Blvd…or more waivers for the sale of Ivanka crap in China.

  • UCLA Dynasty

    Wow! What a narcissist. And an insecure one at that.

  • Phan Ku

    What I didn’t like was what the MSM said “Trump wanted these players to apologize” making Trump look like a bully thru this tweet.
    When the tweet doesn’t say that at all. The MSM doesn’t need to make things up to take down Trump It just makes them (MSM) look desperate for the attention.