Donald Trump on UCLA players freed in China: ‘I should have left them in jail!’

Not for the first time in his political career, Donald Trump has changed his mind.

After announcing he had helped secure the release of the three UCLA basketball players accused of shoplifting in China last week, the US president says he now wishes he’d left them to enjoy the hospitality of the Chinese penal system.

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Trump lashes out at freed basketball players: ‘I should have left them in jail’

US president attacks father of one of three UCLA players arrested for shoplifting in China, after he questioned Trump’s role in resolving the matter

Days after claiming credit for ensuring that three UCLA college basketball players were released after being arrested for shoplifting in China, Donald Trump tweeted that “I should have left them in jail!”

The US president lashed out at LaVar Ball, the father of one of the arrested players, for questioning how instrumental the president was in resolving the incident.

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Steve Mnuchin flattered by Bond villain comparison after photo goes viral

US treasury secretary and former banker said he was surprised that photo of him and wife Louise Linton holding newly printed money became internet sensation

As Republicans push for legislation that would cut taxes for the rich while increasing taxes on lower-income Americans, Trump’s treasury secretary said he was flattered to be compared to a James Bond villain.

Steve Mnuchin, a multimillionaire former Goldman Sachs banker, said he had no idea that a photograph of him and his wife posing with a sheet of newly printed money would go viral this week.

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