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Trump tweet suggests he thinks attacking Black people makes America great

26 November 2017, 12:59 | Annette Crawford

What a proper international incident looks like

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"There are plenty of people on all sides of the political and racial spectrums hoping LaVar Ball types will receive their comeuppance, but generally, Trump has saved his most sustained assaults for black people who are prominent and popular among young people, and for those who in a different era might have been considered 'uppity'".

The feud began last week after LaVar Ball told Trump to stop taking so much credit for his son's return home.

"Donald Trump, you're such a f-.=", he said in a NSFW Instagram video earlier this week. "You got all this s- to say about LaVar Ball, but you publicly support Ray [sic] Moore, this sexual f-ing deviant". Trump took to Twitter once again regarding the incident. They debate the optics of Trump's desperation to be thanked by LaVar Ball for his release from a Chinese jail.

"Keeping the Ball brand in the news creates a level of tension that definitely does not hurt them".

LaVar Ball, the father of LiAngelo Ball, has played down Trump's involvement in the three athletes' release from Chinese detention after they admitted to stealing items from three stores during a team trip to China earlier this month.

The president was responding to a 23-minute Monday CNN interview of Ball with Chris Cuomo that has since gone viral and has been called freakish. LaVar is just a poor man's version of Don King, but without the hair.

Trump couldn't help but take the bait - in all-capital letters at one point.

This all plays out as Ball's oldest son, Lonzo, shows infrequent flashes of great play during the start of his National Basketball Association rookie season with the 8-10 Lakers.

What doesn't hurt here, Durbin said, is that the National Basketball Association is already a diverse fan base, unlike the NFL or NASCAR that are very pro-Trump.

That Southern California's most persistent sports self-promoter continues to worm his way into the president's daily personal agenda could be dumb luck.

He added: "If you help, you shouldn't have to say anything".

"A billion dollars, it has to be there", Ball told USA Today in the spring. And you're the head of the U.S.? Well, you better go back and find him.

That was the context of Trump's day-before-Thanksgiving tweets.

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