Donald Trump has Kim Jong Un and Vladimir Putin to worry about, but today on Twitter, The President of the United States went on the attack against LaVar Ball, after Ball made comments downplaying Trump’s role in securing the release and return of his son, LiAngelo, following his arrest in China for boosting sunglasses from a Louis Vuitton store.
“What was he over there for? Don’t tell me nothing. Everybody wants to make it seem like he helped me out.” – LaVar Ball
A pissed off Trump took to the Twitter machine to take a direct shot at Ball, and express his regret for getting his son out of potentially serious jail time in China.
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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 19, 2017
White House Social Media Director Dan Scavino ripped LaVar on Twitter yesterday, which probably got the President’s antennas up.
— Dan Scavino Jr. (@DanScavino) November 18, 2017
There’s so much wrong with this situation on all sides. LaVar Ball sounds like a jerk for not being gracious for the President’s role in getting his son out of potentially serious jail time in China, but it’s also low rent for the President to be responding to some loud mouth basketball dad in any way, or tweeting impulsively in general.
One thing’s for sure, this feud isn’t over yet. LaVar Ball just had a massive free marketing opportunity fall into his lap. You think he’s gonna let it go? Hell no. Stay tuned.