LaVar Ball Takes His Feud with President Trump To A New Level

IJRPublished: November 21, 2017108 views
Published: November 21, 2017

LaVar Ball continues his feud with President Donald Trump by questioning the commander-in-chief's role in freeing his son from Chinese authorities. In an interview for CNN, the father of LiAngelo Ball, one of three UCLA basketball players arrested in China accused of shoplifting earlier this month, was asked what Trump did to free the trio. Things quickly derailed despite of the best efforts of host Chris Cuomo, and Ball once again refused to thank Trump.

'What did he [Trump] do for my son?' Ball asked Cuomo. 'I don't have to go around thanking everybody. I don't have to go around thanking everybody.'

Ball refused to acknowledge Trump's role in returning his son and two other UCLA basketball players, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill, to the US. Trump was not happy with the lack of gratitude, tweeting that he should have left the three teens in jail and that Ball was 'very ungrateful'. On the other hand, all three UCLA players who have been suspended indefinitely, thanked Trump for his efforts during their on-campus news conference.

Ball said: 'What was [Trump] over there for? Don't tell me nothing. Everybody wants to make it seem like he helped me out.'

Watch as Ball and Cuomo enroll into a back-and-forth argument about why Ball wouldn't thank the President. The interview descended into even further madness when Ball asked Cuomo for 90 seconds straight to thank him for appearing on the program.

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