Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Showboat Trump Frees Criminal Shoplifters

The three U.C.L.A. men’s basketball players who were detained in China admitted on Wednesday that they had shoplifted.

The players returned to the United States on Tuesday after President Trump interceded with President Xi Jinping of China.

Trump is proud of his action. He tweeted about it:
The team says the players had stolen from three stores. The total value of the items taken was $2,200, said Dan Guerrero, U.C.L.A.’s athletic director.

But if Trump is so willing to step up for criminals what about people who really deserve a break such as Julian Assange or non-violent drug dealers sitting in Federal prison?

So what is it Mr. President, are you a showboat with no foundational principles or are you going to free some people who shouldn't be harassed by the government you run?



  1. I think the more direct comparison is that Trump wants to stop illegal immigration largely because it imports criminals. Here, he has three admitted criminals he wants to import. I'm guessing he wouldn't do so for people with lower celebrity status.

    And the apologies from the three were all about their "mistakes". Intentionally stealing expensive merchandise is an immoral, criminal act. Their "apologies" would at least seem more sincere if they admitted that.

  2. So Robert you think 10yrs for stealing $2200 of goods is fair? Or do you just want to throw stones at Trump? Take your pick.

    1. If anyone tried to steal $2200 of my property I'd kill them if I thought I could get away with it. Trump should have let the Chinese harvest these guys for organs and saved the US taxpayers money on their eventual incarceration.