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. I should have left them in jail!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 19, 2017
Cuomo gave Ball numerous chances to thank Trump, but he simply wouldn’t do it. “If I help somebody, I don’t walk around saying, ‘You know, I helped you now,'” he said. “If I was going to thank somebody I would probably thank President Xi,” he added. “He’s the President in China.”
Shoplifting is a very big deal in China, as it should be (5-10 years in jail), but not to father LaVar. Should have gotten his son out during my next trip to China instead. China told them why they were released. Very ungrateful!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 19, 2017
Ball also reiterated that it wasn’t that big of a deal that his son was arrested for shoplifting, even though he could have spent 5-10 years in Chinese prison as a result. He called it a “victimless” crime.
LaVar Ball on Donald Trump “I’m not just going to around saying Thank You” pic.twitter.com/VAa4cFXp7J— gifdsports (@gifdsports) November 21, 2017