it’s almost like a wedgie

At a news conference on Wednesday, three UCLA basketball players who were arrested in China for shoplifting expressed their gratitude to Trump for intervening on their behalf — efforts which included a personal appeal to China’s President, Xi Jinping.

“To President Trump and the United States government, thank you for taking the time to intervene on our behalf,” said Cody Riley, one of the three arrested players. “We really appreciate you helping us out.”


  1. OldFert
    Posted November 15, 2017 at 5:35 pm |

    Yeah. I saw the video of their statements. Really sounded sincere. Especially as read from the prepared statements they were holding.
    They’re a disgrace to their ancestors. Should’ve left them to the Chinese judicial system.

  2. Posted November 15, 2017 at 6:23 pm |

    I saw the ESPN crawl at a bar yesterday where they asked, ‘How should UCLA punish (them)?’
    I thought, ‘Make them thank Trump.’
    Guess they went that route.

  3. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted November 16, 2017 at 9:28 pm |

    ^‘How should UCLA punish (them)?’

    How about suspend them from the team? Or is the college too scared of of offending blacks, just like the NFL?

  4. Posted November 17, 2017 at 9:28 pm |

    Thanking Trump hurts them. Suspending them hurts the team.

    Posted November 18, 2017 at 6:02 pm |

    …fake thanks, real criminals!