Thursday, 16 November 2017

US athletes caught shoplifting in China thanked President Donald Trump

Three US athletes caught shoplifting in China have thanked President Donald Trump for helping free them after he wondered if they would be grateful.

At a news conference, UCLA basketball players LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley, and Jalen Hill admitted stealing from a shopping centre in Hangzhou.

The trio, who were held on 8 November and flew back to Los Angeles on Tuesday, apologised for their actions.

President Trump had said they were heading for a lengthy prison term.

On Wednesday morning, he tweeted: "Do you think the three UCLA Basketball Players will say thank you President Trump?
"They were headed for 10 years in jail!"

Mr Trump has just returned from a 12-day tour of Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines.

BBC       News.