"It wasn't the White House, it wasn't the State Department, it wasn't father LaVar's so-called people on the ground in China that got his son out of a long-term prison sentence - IT WAS ME", Trump tweeted at 5:29 a.m. "Trump regularly attacks high-profile African Americans to feed his supporters' belief that the system is rigged for minorities".
'They were headed for 10 years in jail!,' he added.
Donald Trump kicked off his Thanksgiving morning by giving thanks for his most cherished tradition: being mad online.
The epic, ongoing feud between President Donald Trump and media personality LaVar Ball over a perceived slight has drawn worldwide attention and has been a trending topic for about a week.
After Nike, Adidas and Under Armour all informed him they were not interested in completing a deal with his son Lonzo - LaVar chose to start up his own company called Big Baller Brand.
Lavar Ball later stated during an interview with CNN's Chris Cuomo that there was no need to thank the President, claiming quixotically that 'I helped my son get out of China.
"It is true that in some of these cases, Trump was attacked or at least criticized first", he wrote. Tony Schwartz, a frequent critic of the president who has said he regrets writing the 1987 book that helped sale Trump's reputation as a successful business magnate, made his remarks after Trump attacked this week the father of a college basketball player.
LaVar Ball won't thank President Trump, but you can. "That wasn't the thought process". "Everybody wants to make it seem like he helped me out".
Trump's biographer and former ghostwriter aren't the only ones to have noticed this trend of the president's.
Var, you could have spent the next 5 to 10 years during Thanksgiving with your son in China, but no National Basketball Association contract to support you.
Trump responded by calling Ball a "poor man's Don King but without the hair" and an "ungrateful fool" in subsequent tweets.
"You embarrassed your families, you embarrassed the country, and you embarrassed the president".