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Donald Trump suggests that an American basketball player should have remained in a Chinese jail because his father did not adequately kiss his ass.

So as you all probably heard these three UCLA basketball players got busted in China for shoplifting and spent some time in jail over there.

Eventually they were released and Donald Trump wanted to make sure that everybody knew that he was the one that made that happen.


So gracious, don't you think?

Anyhow one of the player's dads was interviewed about the incident yesterday, and he clearly is not a Trump fan.

Courtesy of ESPN: 

LaVar Ball downplayed his son's shoplifting incident in China, as well as President Donald Trump's involvement in getting LiAngelo Ball and two other UCLA basketball players back to the United States earlier this week. 

"Who?" LaVar Ball told ESPN on Friday, when asked about Trump's involvement in the matter. "What was he over there for? Don't tell me nothing. Everybody wants to make it seem like he helped me out."

Now that may seem a little ungrateful since Trump DID intervene on the player's behalf with Chinese president Xi Jinping, though the Chinese themselves suggested that the players were going to be released anyhow.

Courtesy of WaPo:

For their part, the Chinese government wasn’t eager to say that Xi had followed through on Trump’s request to intervene. 

“I am not aware of the details, but I believe the Chinese police would have handled the case in strict accordance with the law,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said at a news conference Wednesday, when asked if Xi had intervened.

Whoever is actually responsible for getting the players released is almost beside the point, because the real news is how Trump responded to not being given the credit.
Seriously?

Now keep in mind that the young man, LiAngelo Ball, already personally thanked Trump during a press conference for helping get him out, but now that his father refuses to do the same, Trump is actually suggesting that should have left the players to rot in a Chinese prison.

Damn! That is the very definition of thin skinned.

Trump does not seem to have any understanding of what is means to be a public servant and to do selfless things for his constituents.

Instead he demands that everybody applaud every simple fucking thing that he does, as if he is a one year old who successfully made his first boom boom in the big toilet. 


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