Lavar Ball goes off about Trump

LaVar Ball downplays Donald Trump's role in UCLA freshmen's release

'I should have left them in jail!': Trump unloads on UCLA players freed by China

Ball is the father of LiAngelo Ball, one of the three UCLA basketball players who were detained in China after being accused of shoplifting.

"The President of the United States did not go visit his son in jail, so therefore, he's not going to say thank you", he added, explaining Ball's criticism.

"I would say thank you if he woulda put him on his plane and take him home", said Ball.

"I think the President, like I said, was happy to intervene I think it was less about the players then the father of one of the Americans released seemed to have a problem with it", Sanders said. I would love to hear what Lynch thinks is so great about the way they treat their citizens there.

U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife Melania aboard Air Force One arrive at Yokota Air Base on November 5 in Tokyo, Japan.

Sharpe also asked why, if Trump didn't help the situation, why did all three players personally thank him?

Former NFL player Shannon Sharpe on Tuesday called LaVar Ball's complaints directed at President Donald Trump the "dumbest thing" he could have said.

More news: Bills vs. Chargers: Top matchups to watch in NFL Week 11

Trump ripped into Ball on social media for his lack of gratitude, tweeting, "I should have left them in jail!"

Sound familiar? Can you imagine any other president demanding praise for doing something we would expect any president to do?

Ball responded last week during an interview with ESPN, questioning why Trump was over in China. "Okay, let's not talk about leaving people in jail". Donald Trump's game is LaVar Ball's game. "He probably got to China by falling through the center of the Earth and popping out the other side".

"When somebody asks me a question, that's not disrespectful if I feel nobody did anything", Ball said.

"Mr. Trump, Mr. Trump, I know you're upset", Colbert said, "but maybe now's not the time to be implying that someone's kid should go to jail for what their dad did".

Meyers also could not contain his glee that "petulant man-child in chief" Trump had finally met his match. I don't know. I don't know.

Ball's son, LiAngelo and his UCLA freshmen teammates, Jalen Hill and Cody Riley, have been suspended indefinitely following the arrest.

Latest News