TRUMP GETS ALLEGED SHOPLIFTERS OUT OF JAIL
MANILA — U.S. President Donald Trump said yesterday he sought the help of Chinese President Xi Jinping in the case of three UCLA basketball players detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting last week, and said he hoped they could come home soon.
“What they did was unfortunate,” Trump told reporters in Manila. He said the trio could have faced long prison sentences, and described Xi’s response as “terrific”.
The three students were released last Wednesday, but are barred from leaving China and confined to a luxury hotel in Hangzhou pending legal proceedings.