President Trump Personally Asked Chinese President For Help With UCLA, LiAngelo Ball Shoplifting Situation
While in Asia, Preisdent Donald Trump personally spoke to Chinese President Xi Jinping about the three UCLA basketball players currently being detained in China, according to David Nakamura of the Washington Post.
Trump was in Chinda during his Asia trip at the same time that LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley, and Jalen Hill were arrested after they were caught shoplifting near their team hotel last week.
President Trump personally asked his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, to help resolve the case of three UCLA men’s basketball players who were arrested for shoplifting while in Hangzhou for a tournament last week, people familiar with the situation said Monday.
After Trump raised the matter, Xi promised to look into the case and ensure that the players be treated fairly and expeditiously, said a U.S. official who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation.