Trump on UCLA Players’ Arrests in China: “I Should Have Left Them in Jail!”

HeadlineNov 20, 2017
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President Trump said Sunday he should have allowed three college basketball players from UCLA to remain in a Chinese jail, after they were arrested on shoplifting charges. Trump’s comment came as he took credit for negotiating the release of the players, who are accused of stealing designer sunglasses from a high-end store. After the father of one of the players downplayed Trump’s role in securing the release of the players, Trump tweeted, “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!”

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