Media personality LaVar Ball, whose son LiAngelo was one of the three UCLA basketball players who were briefly detained in China, has been in a bit of a feud with President Donald Trump since his son's release from China.
Last month, Trump tweeted a response to LaVar, saying he was "unaccepting" of his work to ensure his son's release and that he should have let them stay in prison.
Now that the three basketball players are out of China and saved from years in jail, LaVar Ball, the father of LiAngelo, is unaccepting of what I did for his son and that shoplifting is no big deal. I should have left them in jail!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 19, 2017
A few days later, Trump reiterated his point after LaVar made additional comments.
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. Too bad! LaVar is just a poor man’s version of Don King, but without the hair. Just think..— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 22, 2017
...LaVar, you could have spent the next 5 to 10 years during Thanksgiving with your son in China, but no NBA contract to support you. But remember LaVar, shoplifting is NOT a little thing. It’s a really big deal, especially in China. Ungrateful fool!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 22, 2017
Eventually, things settled down. Until Thursday, when LaVar tweeted a gif of himself posterizing the president, who then tweets about the moment.
Thankfully, Trump has not yet responded to this tweet.