CNN is the laughing stock of the news networks.
The fact that they criticize Trump 24 hours a day is mind-numbing because they don’t give the Trump administration a fair shake in any way.
One of their latest interviews, though, was especially hilarious because it backfired on them in spectacular fashion.
Literally 24 hours a day, CNN is criticizing President Trump as if there is never a more important issue to cover.
It would be shocking if CNN actually said something positive about the Trump administration, but we all know that will never happen.
Recently, the father of one of the three UCLA players who were caught shoplifting in China, LaVar Ball, was asked point-blank about thanking Trump for single-handedly getting those kids back to the U.S. and his response was, “Who?”
As if he had never heard of our president. And also, Ball was completely ungrateful about it.
Trump called his disrespect out on Twitter, and rightfully so, saying that maybe he should’ve left them there in prison.
And, of course, CNN had LaVar Ball on to discuss this and it was a hilariously bizarre interview.
USA Today reports:
LaVar Ball said he’d like to thank a president — just not the one who resides in the White House.
The outspoken father of LiAngelo Ball, one of three UCLA men’s basketball players arrested for shoplifting earlier this month in China, continued the back-and-forth with President Trump on CNN Tonight Monday, where Ball again questioned what Trump did to free the trio.
“Did he help the boys get out?” Ball said. ” I don’t know. If I was going to thank someone, I would probably thank (Chinese) President Xi (Jinping).”
In a disjointed interview despite the best efforts of host Chris Cuomo, Ball once again declined to thank Trump.
"If you help, you shouldn't have to say anything," says LaVar Ball, father of UCLA basketball player LiAngelo Ball, adding, "Let him do his political affairs and let me handle my son, and let's just stay in our lane" https://t.co/CzyFZ2YTO1 pic.twitter.com/1XiXEg6Pl4
— CNN (@CNN) November 21, 2017
“I would have said ‘thank you’ if he put him on his plane and took him home,” Ball said. “Then I would have said, ‘Thank you, Mr. Trump, for taking my boys out of China and bringing them back to the U.S.’ There’s a lot of room on that plane.
I would have said, ‘thank you kindly for that.’”
LiAngelo Ball, Jalen Hill and Cody Riley — three freshmen UCLA players — were arrested by Chinese authorities after they allegedly stole merchandise from three different stores.
The three were placed under house arrest at a hotel in Hangzhou during Trump’s 12-day Asian tour. “Just because people say things, they’re supposed to be true? Like he stopped them from (serving) 10 years?” Ball said. “Maybe we were doing some talking with some other people before he even got there.”
Ball said LiAngelo Ball, a younger brother of Los Angeles Lakers rookie guard Lonzo Ball, returned the stolen merchandise and wrote a letter of apology.
Asked if he did more than Trump to get LiAngelo and the two others out of China, Ball responded, “yes.”
“I had some people that had boots on the ground that knew the situation when we first jumped on there,” Ball said. “I keep those people in mind.”
Ball also deflected when asked if he’s taking on Trump.
“Let me ask you this question,” Ball said. “He’s not an opponent, because I don’t know Trump like that. I haven’t done anything to him. He hasn’t done anything to me.
So, I don’t consider him an opponent. I just consider him a human being, and the President of the United States.”
This isn’t complicated to understand. President Trump used his power to help out these UCLA players. Why isn’t Ball grateful?