Pissed Off Trump Says He Should Have Left Three Basketball-Americans in Chinese Jail

Hey, we told Trump it was a mistake to get the Dindus sprung from a Chinese jail. Now he says he regrets it.

Told ya, Mr. President.

Watch the left go bonkers over Sunday’s disavowal. “He beez disispectin dem boyz.”

Fox News

President Trump on Sunday responded to the father of one of the UCLA basketball players detained in China on shoplifting charges after the man snubbed the president’s successful effort to get the teammates released, saying, “I should have left them in jail.”

The president responded after LaVar Ball, the outspoken father of UCLA player LiAngelo Ball, downplayed Trump’s effort.

Trump said while on his recent trip to Asia, at the same time the players allegedly shoplifted in China during a basketball tournament, that he had spoken directly with Chinese President Xi Jinping about the matter.

“Who?” LaVar Ball later told ESPN. “What was he over there for? Don’t tell me nothing. Everybody wants to make it seem like he helped me out.”

Trump tweeted 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!”

Later Sunday, Trump tweeted again, saying, “Shoplifting is a very big deal in China, as it should be (5-10 years in jail), but not to father LaVar. Should have gotten his son out during my next trip to China instead. China told them why they were released. Very ungrateful!”

LiAngelo Ball, one of three UCLA players accused of shoplifting, thanked the president upon returning last week to the United States.

Freshmen Ball, Jalen Hill and Cody Riley arrived at Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday from Shanghai. They each thanked Trump during a press conference Wednesday about the incident.

The players were detained in Hangzhou for questioning following allegations, before the 23rd-ranked UCLA Bruins beat Georgia Tech in their season-opening game in Shanghai as part of the Pac-12 China game. The rest of the UCLA team returned home earlier.

Trump said Tuesday he had a long conversation about the three players’ status with his Chinese counterpart.

Ball’s outspoken father, LaVar, whose eldest son, Lonzo, plays on the NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers team, was in China at the time of the incident. He spent some time promoting the family’s Big Baller Brand of athletic shoes.

Trump will feel the heat with more accusations that he’s nuts, hates blacks, and so forth.

Nobody is used to the truth in America. Especially from a politician.

US general says he would resist ‘illegal’ Trump nuclear strike order

GENERAL JOHN HYTEN. WOULD DISOBEY THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF. TRAITOR OR PATRIOT?

A top U.S. general launched a psy op against American president Donald Trump on Saturday.

He stated that if President Trump ordered an illegal use of nuclear weapons, then he would “resist,” that is enter into a debate with the president.

This officer and gentleman clearly seems to be inferring that Trump is so unstable that he needs to be put on notice by General John Hyten that Hyten would not obey.

The funny thing is that the generals have been obeying unlawful orders issued by Bill Clinton, George Bush, and Barack Obama.

As the swamp is drained, this general needs to go down the drain.

The Guardian

The top US nuclear commander said on Saturday that he would resist President Donald Trump if he ordered an “illegal” launch of nuclear weapons.

Air Force General John Hyten, commander of the US Strategic Command (Stratcom), told an audience at the Halifax international security forum in Nova Scotia, Canada that he had given a lot of thought to what he would say if he received such an order.

“I think some people think we’re stupid,” Hyten said in response to a question about such a scenario. “We’re not stupid people. We think about these things a lot. When you have this responsibility, how do you not think about it?“

Hyten, who is responsible for overseeing the US nuclear arsenal, explained the process that would follow such a command.

As head of Stratcom “I provide advice to the president, he will tell me what to do,” he said in his remarks, retransmitted in a video posted on the forum’s Facebook page.

“And if it’s illegal, guess what’s going to happen? I’m going to say, ’Mr President, that’s illegal.’ And guess what he’s going to do? He’s going to say, ’What would be legal?’ And we’ll come up with options, of a mix of capabilities to respond to whatever the situation is, and that’s the way it works. It’s not that complicated.”

Hyten said running through scenarios of how to react in the event of an illegal order was standard practice, and added: “If you execute an unlawful order, you will go to jail. You could go to jail for the rest of your life.”

The Pentagon did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Hyten’s remarks.

They came after questions by US senators, including Democrats and Trump’s fellow Republicans, about Trump’s authority to wage war, use nuclear weapons and enter into or end international agreements, amid concern tensions over North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs could lead to hostilities.

Trump has traded insults and threats with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un and threatened in his first United Nations address to “totally destroy” the country of 26 million people if it threatened the US.

Some senators want legislation to alter the nuclear authority of the US president and a Senate committee on Tuesday held the first congressional hearing in more than four decades on the president’s authority to launch a nuclear strike.

Arguing about whether Trump’s orders are illegal as one of Kim Jong Un’s missiles is about to hit the U.S. is treason.

CNN Accuses Trump of Racism for Getting Basketball-Americans Released from Chinese Jail

This CNN fake news smear job was penned by Chris Cillazi, a fairly big name in liberal news analysis.

Excerpt from CNN

Trump is someone who likes to be praised. He likes to be adulated at all times — and tends to respond well to people who say nice things about him. (See “Putin, Vladimir.”)

He wants to get credit. Always. He seethes when either he doesn’t get the credit he thinks he deserves or sees someone else getting credit for something he did.

The three players — which include the younger brother of Los Angeles Laker Lonzo Ball — are accused of shoplifting during a trip to China to play a game. (They reportedly stole sunglasses from a Louis Vutton store.)

Trump told the media that he spoke directly to Chinese President Xi Jinping about the case. The three players were released on Tuesday and arrived back in Los Angeles at 6 p.m. PT Tuesday night.

Larry Scott, the PAC-12 commissioner — the conference that includes UCLA — quickly issued a statement thanking Trump. “We want to thank the President, the White House and the US State Department for their efforts towards resolution,” said Scott.

That “thank you” is apparently not enough for Trump, at least according to his tweet. He wants the actual players — LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill — to say “thank you.”

That the three players are all young black men should also not be lost here. Trump’s history on racial issues — both as president and as a private citizen — shows some level of intentionality when it comes to using racially coded language and taking advantage of racial animus and stereotypes for his own political gain.

The image of an older white man in a position of power demanding thanks from three young black men for saving them will set off a lot of alarm bells for people. And, understandably so, given Trump’s previous actions in the wake of the white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, and in the ongoing NFL anthem protests.

Even if you take out the racial element, what Trump is asking for is to be thanked (or, more accurately, thanked by the “right” people) for doing his job.

Part of being President is trying to get US citizens out of dicey situations in foreign countries. That doesn’t mean that Trump’s personal appeal to Xi didn’t have any effect. In fact, it likely played a major role in the release of the players. But, demanding to be praised by three teenagers for what you did for them isn’t exactly presidential.

Maybe it’s “modern day presidential”?

Update: In scripted statements to the press once back in the US, the players did apologize. LiAngelo Ball specifically thanked President Trump and the US government.

The players also admitted shoplifting according to other reports I’ve seen.

In response to CNN, every politician seeks adulation. Witness Hillary Clinton.

Trump’s Tweet was trying to teach the black youths some manners. That’s all. There’s nothing wrong with it. When someone helps you, you say thank you.

3 Thieving Negro Basketball Players Arrested in China Back in U.S. Thanks to Trump

BACK HOME. COULD HAVE SPENT YEARS IN A CHINESE PRISON.

Deal-making American president Donald Trump struck a deal with China during his recent trip to gain freedom for the three alleged thieves pictured.

This one won’t go down in history as Trump’s greatest deal.

CNN

Three UCLA basketball players accused of shoplifting in China last week returned to Los Angeles on Tuesday.

Video showed the three freshmen greeted by a media scrum as they walked out of a Los Angeles International Airport terminal about 6 p.m. (9 p.m. ET).

US President Donald Trump earlier said he asked his Chinese counterpart to help in the case.

LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill were allowed to leave after the situation was “resolved to the satisfaction of the Chinese authorities,” said Larry Scott, commissioner of the Pacific-12 athletic conference, of which UCLA is a member.

“We are all very pleased that these young men have been allowed to return home to their families and university,” Scott said in a news release

The three were arrested last week while their team was in the city of Hangzhou ahead of the squad’s season opener in Shanghai. They were questioned on suspicion of stealing sunglasses from a Louis Vuitton store near their hotel.

The trio had stayed at the hotel, reportedly awaiting next steps in their case, while their teammates went to Shanghai, where UCLA defeated Georgia Tech 63-60 on Saturday. They stayed in China as their team returned to the United States over the weekend.

Scott did not say how the case was resolved; a conviction of grand larceny in China could result in years of prison. But Trump said Tuesday that he had asked Chinese President Xi Jinping to help.

UCLA’s trip coincided with Trump’s two-day state visit to the Chinese capital, Beijing, as part of his 13-day trip to Asia. Trump told reporters that Xi had been helpful in working to resolve the case.

Scott acknowledged Trump, among others, in his statement.

“We are grateful for the role that our Chinese hosts played, and for the courtesy and professionalism of the local authorities,” Scott said. “We also want to acknowledge UCLA’s significant efforts on behalf of their student-athletes.

“Finally, we want to thank the President, the White House and the US State Department for their efforts towards resolution.”

The dindus got lucky this time, but I foresee more five finger discounts in their future. Sooner or later their luck will run out.

Trump Set to Deport 300,000 So-Called Refugees

Heartless. Mean. Cruel. Crazy. Evil.

Whatever negative words you can think of will be hurled at American president Donald Trump if he holds steadfast and begins rounding up Mestizos who illegally came to the U.S. claiming refugee status.

As the article below tells us, some of them have been in the U.S. for decades, catered to by every previous presidential administration.

express.co.uk

The US State Department said that Central Americans and Haitians granted temporary status, some who have lived in the country for 20 years, could now be sent to their home countries.

They had originally been given Temporary Protected Status because their nations had been deemed unstable due to armed conflict and natural disasters.

But the Washington Post reported that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has ruled those conditions no longer apply.

The Department of Homeland Security now has until Monday to announce its plans for about 57,000 Hondurans and 2,500 Nicaraguans whose protections are due to expire.

A large number fled to the US illegally in 1998 as Hurricane Mitch battered Central America and have had their status renewed ever since.

Under the changes, the refugees could be arrested and sported once their protections expire.

So far, the Department of Homeland Security has refused to say what action will be taken.

A decision on the other 240,000 refugees who have the status will be made by January.

Many of them have homes, businesses and children who were born in America.

According to the paper, Donald Trump’s administration has stressed the programme was never meant to allow permanent residency in America.

An official said: “It is fair to say that this administration is interpreting the law, exactly as it is, which the previous one did not.

“It is very clear what needs to be done.”

Mr Trump campaigned for the presidency last year on a promise to deport large numbers of immigrants.

Last month, people close to the administration said the White House was considering anti-immigration activists’ appeals to pull back on the programme.

And this week, following the truck terror attack in New York that killed eight people, the President urged Congress to end the Diversity Immigrant Visa program under which suspect Sayfullo Saipov entered the United States in 2010.

The diversity program, signed into law in 1990 by President George Bush, was designed to provide more permanent resident visas to people from countries with low US immigration rates.

There’s a split on attitudes toward Trump by commenters here. I speculate that the anti-Trumpers are purists who would like to see a president stand before Congress and the American people to denounce the Jewish conspiracy while announcing that the FBI was arresting Wall Street tycoons and a host of other Jewish power brokers.

Then there are the pragmatists like me. Rounding up the un-American Deep State power elites would be a wonderful thing.

However, I’ll take what I can get. And deporting 300,000 Mestizos gets my seal of approval. They weren’t supposed to have stayed this long so they really don’t have much to complain about.

Trump Tells Tillerson to Stop Wasting His Time Trying to Negotiate with Little Rocket Man

Donald Trump sent a message to Little Rocket Man, not really aimed at his Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

That message has liberals riled up, as usual.

Being nice to dictators is the liberal way, not the Trump way.

Excerpt from CNN

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump on Sunday again mocked North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and said Secretary of State Rex Tillerson should not bother trying to negotiate with him in an effort to stop the country’s development of nuclear weapons.

“I told Rex Tillerson, our wonderful Secretary of State, that he is wasting his time trying to negotiate with Little Rocket Man…” Trump said on Twitter.

He continued, “…Save your energy Rex, we’ll do what has to be done!”

CNN refers to Trump’s Tweets as “undermining” Tillerson. That’s a ridiculous characterization of the Tweets. Trump and Tillerson have been playing good cop/bad cop since Tillerson took office.

Trump’s tweets undermining his secretary of state follow his attacks Saturday on San Juan’s mayor over the Puerto Rico hurricane crisis and come a day after Tillerson said the US had direct lines of communication with North Korea and that he was trying to “calm things down” following months of escalating rhetoric over Pyongyang’s continued nuclear weapons and ballistic missile tests.

Tillerson, speaking at a press conference in Beijing, said the US made it clear through its direct channels to North Korea that it was seeking peace through talks.

“We’ve made it clear that we hope to resolve this through talks,” Tillerson said.

“I think the most immediate action that we need is to calm things down,” Tillerson added. “They’re a little overheated right now, and I think we need to calm them down first.”

Asked about Trump’s own rhetoric, Tillerson said the entire situation was “overheated.”

Trump’s tweets on Sunday seem to directly counter Tillerson’s stated goal to use direct communication to lower tension between the two hostile nations. The US and North Korea have ramped up their rhetoric about one another as Pyongyang continues to develop its nuclear weapons program.

Asked if the President’s tweets indicate he has decided to abandon the diplomatic track on North Korea, a senior administration official told CNN: “We are still committed to a diplomatic approach.”

State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert tweeted about the US channels to the North Korean government shortly after Trump’s tweets Sunday.

“#DPRK will not obtain a nuclear capability,” Nauert tweeted. “Whether through diplomacy or force is up to the regime @StateDept.”

The most significant thing that Trump Tweeted is that Clinton, Bush, and Obama failed. Trump may fail too, if the goal is to disarm Rocket Man. Unless Trump has a surprise up his sleeve and not just Tweets.

Vatican Pulls Diplomat Amid Child Porn Concerns

Pedogate is real and the U.S. is finally going after the elite pedophiles who make a mockery of the innocence of childhood.

Trump is draining the swamp in spite of his flawed response to the Dreamers issue.

ABC News

The Vatican has recalled one of its diplomats to the United States after being notified that he may have violated U.S. laws on child-pornography images.

The U.S. State Department notified the Holy See on Aug. 21 of the possible violation of pornography laws by the diplomat stationed at the Vatican embassy in Washington, D.C., a Vatican press statement on Friday said.

“The Holy See, following the practice of sovereign states, recalled the priest in question, who is currently in Vatican City,” the statement said.

A U.S. State Department official told ABC News that the United States requested that the Vatican embassy in Washington waive diplomatic immunity for the individual, but the request was denied.

The State Department only asks for a waiver of diplomatic immunity when “the prosecutor advises that he or she would prosecute but for immunity,” according to department guidance in a June 2015 handbook. State Department officials referred any questions about possible allegations of criminal wrongdoing by the diplomat to the Justice Department.

The Vatican said in its statement that it has opened its own investigation with “international collaboration.”

The priest’s name has not been released. The Associated Press has reported that he is a “senior member of the Vatican embassy staff.”

The staff of the Vatican embassy or nunciature in Washington includes the ambassador, a French-born archbishop named Christophe Pierre, and under him, three counselors who support him, according to the Vatican yearbook.

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops also weighed in on the matter, calling for “an immediate, thorough, and transparent investigation … in cooperation with law enforcement.”

“We hope the Holy See will be forthcoming with more details,” said the conference president, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, Texas, in a statement. “The protection of children and young people is our most sacred responsibility.”

In 2015, a similar case involving a high-level Vatican diplomat in the Dominican Republic resulted in charges.

Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski became the first high-level member of the clergy to be formally charged with child sexual abuse and possession of child pornography by the Vatican’s criminal court according to Catholic News Service. He was defrocked and died while awaiting trial in Vatican City.

With diplomatic immunity there’s nothing that the American government can do. It looks like the Vatican is going to try to pull a cover up.

American Catholics, take note.