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Trump and father of UCLA player spar over arrest in China

By Meghan Keneally,

President Donald Trump and the father of one of the UCLA basketball players caught shoplifting in China have become engaged in a so-called war of words.

Last week LiAngelo Ball and two other UCLA players, Cody Riley and Jaden Hill, were detained in Shanghai after an incident that involved stealing a pair of sunglasses from a Louis Vuitton store. The incident coincided with Trump’s Asia trip, and he brought the issue up with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Here’s how the fallout unfolded.


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