The President clearly wasn't thrilled by Ball's comments Friday, when the loud-mouthed basketball father of UCLA freshman LiAngelo Ball said he didn't think Trump did all that much to help get his son and two teammates out of a shoplifting incident in China.
The back-and-forth between Trump and LaVar Ball stems from a situation in Hangzhou, China, earlier this month.
Ball downplayed the President's role in getting the three UCLA players (including his son) released after being arrested in China. Like I told him, 'They try to make a big deal out of nothing sometimes.' I'm from L.A.
Ball's son, LiAngelo, along with two other members of the UCLA basketball team, were arrested on November 7 for allegedly stealing sunglasses from a Louis Vuitton store, and detained in China for questioning.
Donald Trump accused LaVar Ball of being "unaccepting" of his help.
"What was he over there for?"
CNN's Brian Stelter went off on President Trump this afternoon for his tweet hitting back at LaVar Ball. "Don't tell me nothing", LaVar Ball told ESPN. "Be careful, there are many pitfalls on the long and winding road of life!"
All three players thanked Trump in a press conference following their return. LaVar's words clearly affected Trump's ears, who felt insulted that he was not given the proper credit for dealing with the worldwide incident.
White House Director of Social Media and Assistant to the President Dan Scavino Jr. 'I'm happy with how things were handled. A lot of people like to say a lot of things that they thought happened over there. The team's head coach, Steve Alford, later announced the trio was suspended indefinitely. "I've learned my lesson from this big mistake, and I'm a hundred percent sure I'll never make a mistake like this again".