Three UCLA basketball players were in danger of doing 10 years in a Chinese prison. President Trump intervened and spoke with President Xi Jinping and made sure that did not happen. Today on Twitter Trump asks the UCLA players for a simple thank you.
“Do you think the three UCLA Basketball Players will say thank you President Trump? They were headed for 10 years in jail!” Trump tweeted.
Do you think the three UCLA Basketball Players will say thank you President Trump? They were headed for 10 years in jail!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 15, 2017
The three UCLA basketball players, Cody Riley, Jalen Hill and LiAngelo Ball, were arrested last week for stealing sunglasses from a Louis Vutton store. On Tuesday night they returned to the United States are will not face any charges.
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On Tuesday President Trump let reporters know that he was able to speak with Chinese President Xi Jinping who then intervened with the situation.
“The basketball players, by the way — I know a lot of people are asking — I will tell you, when I heard about it two days ago, I had a great conversation with President Xi. What they did was unfortunate. You know, you’re talking about very long prison sentences. They do not play games,” Trump said while aboard Air Force One on Tuesday. “He was terrific, and they’re working on it right now. And hopefully everything is going to work out. And I know they’re very grateful because they were told exactly what happened.”
“We really appreciate you helping us out,” UCLA’s Cody Riley said about the actions of President Trump.