President Trump And First Lady Melania Depart The White House En Route To Mar-a-Lago For Thanksgiving Holiday

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President Donald Trump fired off multiple tweets Wednesday morning hammering LaVar Ball, the father of a UCLA basketball player arrested in China for shoplifting, and the NFL for considering keeping teams in the locker room for the national anthem next season.

“It wasn’t the White House, it wasn’t the State Department, it wasn’t father LaVar’s so-called people on the ground in China that got his son out of a long term prison sentence - IT WAS ME,“ President Trump tweeted. He then called Ball a ”poor man's version of Don King":

Ball has continually downplayed President Trump's role in the release of his son, saying he doesn't owe the president a thank you.

“If I feel nobody did anything, I don’t have to go around saying thank you to everybody," he said, per the Associated Press.

Trump recently said he should have left the UCLA players in jail because Ball did not thank him for his intervention.

But Trump wasn't done. He continued, adding, “Shoplifting is NOT a little thing”:

Trump then retweeted a post from one of his followers, ripping into Ball for his “ungratefulness”:

Sparing no one, Trump also took the time to torpedo the NFL, saying its “new idea” of keeping players in the locker room during the national anthem is “almost as bad as kneeling”:

It was an exciting morning of tweets from the president to kick off his Thanksgiving vacation in his home in Florida.

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