The feud between President Donald Trump and basketball dad LaVar Ball escalated after the Commander in Chief called Ball “a poor man’s Don King” and an “ungrateful fool.”
The Wednesday morning tweet comes after the pair continue to argue about Trump’s role in securing the release of Ball’s son from a Chinese jail after he was held for shoplifting Louis Vitton sunglasses.
In the latest early morning blast, Trump claimed personal responsibility for the release of LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill, claiming it had nothing to do with The White House or the State Department.
“It wasn’t the White House, it wasn’t the State Department, it wasn’t father LaVar’s so-called people on the ground in China that got his son out of a long term prison sentence – IT WAS ME. Too bad! LaVar is just a poor man’s version of Don King, but without the hair. Just think… LaVar, you could have spent the next 5 to 10 years during Thanksgiving with your son in China, but no NBA contract to support you. But remember LaVar, shoplifting is NOT a little thing. It’s a really big deal, especially in China. Ungrateful fool!,” he tweeted.
Trump previously boasted via Twitter that the players were facing 10 years in prison before he spoke with China President Xi Jinping. On Monday, he lashed back at LaVar Ball.
“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!” thundered Trump.
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