Trump Asked Xi To Resolve UCLA Basketball Player Case

Trump Asked Xi To Resolve UCLA Basketball Player Case

News also broke that Chinese authorities reported having surveillance video of the trio stealing from several other stores that same day.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed to The Post that Trump raised the matter with Xi.

Trump was on a two-day state visit to Beijing, part of a five-nation tour of in Asia, three days after UCLA freshmen LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill were arrested for allegedly stealing sunglasses from a Louis Vuitton store. They will remain at the hotel until the legal process is completed.

A source with firsthand knowledge of the investigation told ESPN that the three players could be in Hangzhou for "a week or two".

The Post cites a USA official that said that Xi promised to look into the situation, and that "the charges against the players have been reduced and the case is proceeding toward a resolution".

The arrests made news in the United States and China, according to the Post's report. The president's chief of staff John Kelly has also been in contact with the players' families as well as the team's coach.

The U.S. official indicated that the players' charges have been reduced and the case is being resolved.

UCLA was in China for a game against Georgia Tech in Shanghai, which the Bruins won 63-30 despite not the three arrested players not participating. Under watch by Hangzhou police, they've been staying at a lakeside hotel where they've been unable to leave. Neither made any mention of the UCLA players' arrests. "It ain't that big of a deal". UCLA is one of the top basketball programs in the country, and the Ball family has become well known in the sports world, including LiAngelo's outspoken father, LaVar Ball. "We will comment shortly".

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