Trump asks Xi to resolve UCLA shoplifting case
President Donald Trump said he has personally appealed to Chinese President Xi Jinping to help resolve the case of three UCLA men’s basketball players who were arrested for alleged shoplifting in China last week and now potentially face lengthy jail time.
“When I heard about it two days ago, I had a great conversation with President Xi,” Trump told reporters on Air Force One shortly after taking off today from Manila, Philippines.
“What they did was unfortunate. You know, you’re talking about very long prison sentences. They do not play games,” he said of the Chinese justice system.
As carried in ABC