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Monday, November 20, 2017

President Trump on Black UCLA Players: “I Should Have Left Them in Prison in China”

President Donald Trump with UCLA basketball players

Nationwide — President Donald Trump, who arrogantly boasted about helping free the three UCLA players who were detained in China for shoplifting, is now saying that he should have left them in prison.

His crude remarks are in response to LaVar Ball, the father of the one of the players who alluded to ESPN reporters that Trump did not help his son. He commented, “Everybody wants to make it seem like he helped me out.”

“As long as my boy’s back here, I’m fine,” he commented. “I’m from L.A. I’ve seen a lot worse things happen than a guy taking some glasses. My son has built up enough character that one bad decision doesn’t define him. Now if you can go back and say when he was 12-years old he was shoplifting and stealing cars and going wild, then that’s a different thing.”

This response apparently angered Trump because he tweeted:

Then he tweeted again hours later:

Naturally, this sparked tension in the African American community who have long been saying that Trump’s remarks seem to have racial overtones.