Two days after LaVar Ball downplayed Donald Trump’s involvement in the release of his son LiAngelo Ball and two of his UCLA teammates from Chinese law enforcement, the president fired back on Sunday—and the Trump vs. LaVar feud, as far as Twitter was concerned, was officially on.
“Who?” LaVar said of Trump’s role in his middle son’s being freed from a shoplifting charge. “What was he over there for? Don’t tell me nothing. Everybody wants to make it seem like he helped me out.”
Trump responded on Sunday:
Now that the three basketball players are out of China and saved from years in jail, LaVar Ball, the father of LiAngelo, is unaccepting of what I did for his son and that shoplifting is no big deal. I should have left them in jail!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 19, 2017
The internet hopes to see the Trump vs. LaVar feud fast-forward to an eventual meeting in a WWE ring.
When it becomes clear you’re gonna make $1 Billion off Trump v. Lavar Ball at Wrestlemania pic.twitter.com/18ETrlUeR6
— Andy Cook (@andytoddcook) November 19, 2017
Vince McMahon is somewhere seeing this Donald Trump vs Lavar Ball feud and thinking WrestleMania 34 like… pic.twitter.com/6nLl9AGVJ2
— Randy Cruz (@randyjcruz) November 19, 2017
Lavar Ball rushing to do an interview about Donald Trump for more publicity pic.twitter.com/283LvXklwT
— Ryan Satin (@ryansatin) November 19, 2017
Sports Twitter mobilizing for the Trump/LaVar Ball fued pic.twitter.com/83fadyGxVN
— Ric Sanchez (ft. Rob Thomas) (@rcsanchez93) November 19, 2017
LaVar Ball’s response will determine whether I buy some Big Baller shoes this week
— Jonathan Jones (@jjones9) November 19, 2017
November 19, 1863: President Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address, widely considered to be one of the most important speeches in American history
November 19, 2017: President Trump fights with LaVar Ball, expresses regret about not leaving American citizens in China
— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) November 19, 2017