Although President Trump is not our favorite person by any stretch of the imagination, he has taken steps to help the UCLA players with their shoplifting arrest. UCLA and the PAC-12 didn’t manage to get them released. #sorrynotsorry
The UCLA 3 LiAngelo Ball, Jalen Hill and Cody Riley have boarded a flight and are scheduled to land in Los Angeles around 5 pm today due to the efforts of President Trump. There will be a press conference tomorrow at 11 am.
An unexpected ally, President Donald Trump has reached out to the Chinese President Xi Jinping to help resolve the issue in the case of three UCLA men’s basketball players that were arrested in Hangzhou, China on suspicion of shoplifting on November 7th.
LiAngelo Ball, younger brother of Los Angeles Lakers rookie, Lonzo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill have been accused of stealing sunglasses from the Louis Vuitton store while abroad for an exhibition tournament against Georgia Tech.
Trump arrived in Beijing the day after the arrest for a two-day state visit. During his trip President Trump personally asked Chinese President, Xi Jinping to look into this matter. XI promised to ensure the players are being treated fairly and expeditiously.
Trump told reporters “ They’re working on it right now”…” Hopefully everything is going to work out” he also added that he hoped the players could be on their way home soon.
We will continue to follow this story as more things develop.