UCLA Players Thank President Donald Trump

Following their return to the United States, the three UCLA freshman who were arrested in China for stealing from a high-end shopping center have thanked President Donald Trump and the United States government for bringing them home.

At first, Trump was wondering if he was ever going to get a thank you from the three players for bringing them home. And rightfully so, he did.

The three players involved in this incident were LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill.

According UCLA athletic director Dan Guerrero, the three were arrested for shoplifting and gave up their passports.

Their release came soon after Trump, who was already in China, talked to President of China Xi Jinping. They returned to the United States Tuesday.

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On Wednesday, the three players read prepared statements regarding the entire situation and thanked the chinese government and police for how they were treated.

“I’d also like to thank President Trump and the United States government for the help that they provided as well,” Ball said.

“Thank you to the United States government and President Trump for your efforts to bring us home,” Hill said.

Riley said: “To President Trump and the United States government: Thank you for taking the time to intervene on our behalf. We really appreciate you helping us out.”

The three players will not be able to participate in any team activities as they are currently suspended according to ESPN sources; UCLA officials are still debating the length of the suspension.

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