washington - US President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday that he had left three basketball players arrested in China on suspicion of shoplifting in prison. The tweet was a reaction to statements by the father of one of the three American basketball players.
LaVar Ball, father of one of the lecturers, had questioned the role that Trump played in the release of the basketball players in an interview. 'Why was he out there. Do not make me think anything. Everyone wants it to appear that he has helped me out of need. '
Those words were wrong with Trump. Earlier, the president had already informed the college players via twitter that they could thank him for the role he played in their release. The basketball players then thanked Trump at a conference. They also apologized for their behavior in China.
The trio could have had long prison sentences, said Trump, who was visiting China between 8 and 10 November, and had raised the question of basketball players with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping at a state dinner.