President Trump finally received the gratitude he was waiting for after arranging the speedy return of UCLA ballers LiAngelo Ball, Jalen Hill and Cody Riley on Wednesday evening (November 15). In turn, the pesky Commander-In-Chief acknowledged their humility with a "You're welcome" in the early morning hours that followed.
"To the three UCLA basketball players I say: You're welcome, go out and give a big Thank You to President Xi Jinping of China who made your release possible," Trump wrote during his regular post-3:00 a.m. Twitter block. "And, HAVE A GREAT LIFE! Be careful, there are many pitfalls on the long and winding road of life!"
Less than 24-hours prior to coming full circle with the tweet, the President made it clear that he was expecting some kind of acknowledgment for using his influence to get the college basketball trio pardoned from possible jail time in a Chinese prison. "Do you think the three UCLA Basketball Players will say thank you President Trump? They were headed for 10 years in jail," he wrote on Twitter; prompting mixed reactions from followers.
Many agreed that it would only be right for Ball, Hill, and Riley to give Trump a shout out, while others questioned just how important Trump was to securing their release. Previously, reports surfaced confirming the young men had already been excused from having to serve a sentence and were already set to return within a week or two.