It seems like Trump is always getting into fights on twitter.
Lavar Ball,the father of UCLA basketball player LiAngelo Ball, took a shot at Trump for not helping his son and two other athletes with an issue regarding shoplifting in China. They were detained in China and were bailed out by Trump. When finally back home in LA, the three basketball players announced that they were suspended from the team.
LaVar Ball, the father, responded “Who? What was he over there for? Everybody wants to make it seem like he helped me out,” when asked about Trump.
Clearly, this comment riled Trump up because of the lack of recognition given to him for settling the problem. He tweeted out (yet again) to Lavar Ball and his son for not appreciating his support.
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
Trump also added, “Do you think the three UCLA Basketball Players will say thank you President Trump? They were headed for 10 years in jail!”
Trump and many of his supporters felt like Ball discredited him and should’ve been more than grateful for how Trump got them out of trouble and even discussed it with the president of China, Xi Jinping.
Although the players did offer their thanks to Trump during a conference on Wednesday, the comments of LaVar set him off.
Dan Scavino, Trump’s social media director, got involved in the argument. He angrily tweeted that they still would be in China if it weren’t for Trump’s assistance.
— Dan Scavino Jr. (@DanScavino) November 18, 2017
LaVar Ball, trying to minimize the whole ordeal, said, “As long as my boys are back here, I’m fine. I’m happy with how things were handled. A lot of people like to say a lot of things happened over there. Like I told him, ‘They try to make a big deal out of nothing sometimes.’ I’m from LA. I’ve seen a lot worse things happen than a guy taking some sunglasses.”
This statement seemed like a way out of the fire and heat brought on by tension. If it wasn’t such a big deal, then why bring up Trump’s lack of help when worse things happen?
Many people made remarks about LaVar opening his “big mouth” and stirring up what should’ve been left alone. On both sides, it looks nasty and a fight between two people who don’t know when to stop is never a good sign.