Trump supporters confuse LeVar Burton for LaVar Ball on Twitter

Arnold Nichols
November 24, 2017

To which the president replied the following day with his campaign slogan.

It is unclear whether the president meant to directly reply to Sargent with his tweet.

It appears that the president was attempting to respond to his own, previous tweet, in which he highlighted some of his presidential accomplishments, like "Military getting really strong", and "great Supreme Court Justice".

Sargent's piece is highly critical of Trump, accusing him of peddling a message to his supporters that "the system is unfairly rigged on behalf of minorities". "[LaVar Ball] is a tall black man", Schwarz said, "And I think Trump is half awed and half frightened by black people and his only way of dealing with them is to attack them".

A feud between US President Donald Trump and the father of a UCLA basketball player detained for shoplifting in China has reached a fever pitch, with the president labelling LaVar Ball an "ungrateful fool".

In Schwartz's mind, Trump's fixation on this particular affront - specifically, Ball's refusal to thank the president directly - is partly due to Ball's race. Don't tell me nothing.

Carrying on with cross-insults on social websites for over a week now, Donald Trump once again using his favorite weapon (Twitter), lashed out in the early morning with a compilation of twitter posts towards Ball, the father of UCLA Basketball player, LiAngelo Ball.

39;Ungrateful Fool!' Trump Slams Dad of UCLA Player Detained in China

"Who?" he told ESPN when asked about Trump's role in the situation days after their release. "That wasn't the thought process".

"Whether or not he read it, which seems unlikely, I hope he will consider that many Americans are regularly dismayed and angered by his race-baiting and obviously relish of racial provocation".

In fact, the family business - Big Baller Brand - has gained worldwide visibility, maybe as far as China, because of the US president's tweets aimed at Ball.

In response, the president fumed, often in the form of predawn tweetstorms.

"It wasn't the White House, it wasn't the State Department, it wasn't the supposed men and women on the ground or even LaVar in China who got his son out from an extended jail sentence".

"Right now he's focusing on the African-Americans, obviously the football players protesting by not standing for the national anthem", he said.

Ball made reference to the shoplifting in his interview with Cuomo, at one point seeming to rebuke his son for stealing and foolishly doing it in a country with tough laws.

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