Wednesday update: The UCLA players thanked President Trump.
UCLA basketball players accused in China shoplifting scandal thank President Trump for "bringing them home" pic.twitter.com/JrnO2MVyLc
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) November 15, 2017
In an update to this article posted Tuesday, the UCLA President spoke after the release of three of his basketball players after stealing in China, but he did not mention President Trump for saving them from a jail sentence which would have been somewhere between two and ten years. The players haven’t thanked the President either.
The President would like a thank you.
Do you think the three UCLA Basketball Players will say thank you President Trump? They were headed for 10 years in jail!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 15, 2017
The LA Times was dismissive of the President and the NY Times suggested that by calling them ‘knuckleheads’ after they embarrassed us before the world was unacceptable.
For those who don’t know what happened, three UCLA basketball players were caught shoplifting while on tour in China. The three were detained and questioned but have since been released, thanks to President Trump. They are very lucky Donald Trump is President.
The Chinese authorities had them on videocam stealing.
Their release came hours after President Donald Trump told reporters he had a long conversation on the matter with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping.
It would be nice if the university and the three boys thanked Trump.
This received no coverage on any of the sports networks but LeBron trashing Trump on Instagram was news for days. Jemele Hill wass silent at first. Hill thinks Trump is a white supremacist — doesn’t this action go against that claim? She has since reacted. She found a way to insult him with someone’s tweet after he got these thieves freed.
Flying in off the top rope … https://t.co/lZFUa02GXM
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) November 15, 2017
Freshmen LiAngelo Ball, Jalen Hill and Cody Riley were immediately released by the Chinese regime this week after President Trump told reporters he had a conversation with Chinese leader Xi Jinpiang over the players’ arrests in China.
Three UCLA basketball players who were under police investigation in China board flight home after Trump intervenes https://t.co/vdlHsumxXc
— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) November 14, 2017