(FILES) This file photo taken on November 14, 2017 shows LaVar Ball, father of basketball player LiAngelo Ball and the owner of the Big Baller brand, attends a promotional event in Hong Kong. Donald Trump on November 19, 2017 said he was sorry for helping secure the release of three college basketball players caught shoplifting in China, after one of their fathers downplayed the president's role. The UCLA trio of LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill were briefly detained for stealing from a Louis Vuitton store in the city of Hangzhou earlier this month in what became a minor diplomatic incident.Trump lashed out, tweeting: "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!" he added. / AFP PHOTO / Anthony WALLACEANTHONY WALLACE/AFP/Getty Images ** OUTS - ELSENT, FPG, CM - OUTS * NM, PH, VA if sourced by CT, LA or MoD **
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