Trump Upset After UCLA Player’s Dad Says He Didn’t Help Them in China: ‘I Should Have Left Them in Jail’
November 19, 2017
Trump Upset After UCLA Players Dad Says He Didn’t Help Them in China -I Should Have Left Them in Jail
Trump tweeted out his response Sunday.
President Trump is apparently miffed after the father of one of the UCLA basketball players imprisoned for allegedly shoplifting in China didn’t show gratitude after Trump claimed he helped free the three college students.
The president tweeted Sunday that he should have “left them in jail.”
Cody Riley, Jalen Hill, and LiAngelo Ball, the younger brother of Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball, were arrested by Chinese police two weeks ago after allegedly shoplifting from a Louis Vuitton store in Hangzhou.
After being put on house arrest, the teammates were allowed to leave the country last week after Trump asked Chinese president Xi Jinping to intervene, reports said.
However, the president was angered after Balls father, LaVar Ball, told ESPN Friday that Trump didn’t help out his son and his teammates.
“Don’t tell me nothing,” he said in the interview. “Everybody wants to make it seem like he helped me out.”
(When the Father made the above statement – it should have proven the kind of person the Father tends to be. Culture and hard knocks have a lot to do with the way different cultures respond to “kindness gestures.” Every home does not teach manners or responses to kindness because some people think it reflects “weakness.” )
(Some families never say “thank you” for anything – which shocked me and the reason is – if you say “thank you” – they have been taught that thank you means – you are begging? Really? Where would anyone get that idea? Some where down that path – someone had that idea and it was passed down the pike.
(If I were the President, I wouldn’t take it personally – I would consider the source – because no matter what he does in his present role – someone will have something sarcastic to say about it. Again, just consider the source; and, it is a feather in the President’s hat – not the Father’s – who sounded like he wanted those three to be jailed in China and left to suffer the consequences.)
Trump initially tweeted on Wednesday, questioning whether the players would thank him for his actions.
“Do you think the three UCLA Basketball Players will say thank you President Trump? They were headed for 10 years in jail!” Trump wrote.
All three players did thank him at a press conference later that day. They all expressed their remorse as well and were suspended indefinitely.
(At least the young men had more sense than the Father to thank the President – probably with some prompting.)
Trump tweeted after the press conference that the boys should also thank the President Xi Jinping and to “be careful” in life.
(The three need to be sure somewhere down the road they thank the Chinese President – that is the least they can do.)
(Good advice from the President – and the Father – not so much – cause if the Father would have thanked the President – in his immediate group – would have looked weak – after his boasting. This is one experience these three won’t forget!)
(That is what makes the world go around. Different strokes for different folks.)