Brian Stelter: Trump’s LaVar Ball Tweet Is Immature at Best, ‘Race-Baiting at Worst’

CNN’s Brian Stelter went off on President Trump this afternoon for his tweet hitting back at LaVar Ball.

Ball downplayed the President’s role in getting the three UCLA players (including his son) released after being arrested in China. In response, Trump slammed Ball for being ungrateful and actually said, “I should have left them in jail.”

Fredricka Whitfield spoke with Stelter this afternoon on how “the way this President prioritizes is very confusing to a lot of people.”

Stelter noted how this time last year Trump was touting how “restrained” he would be on Twitter:

“If this is restrained, I can’t imagine what it would look like if he were to be unrestrained. I mean, think about this. He’s just recently let the NFL kneeling controversy start to subside, start to fade away, and now here he is calling out these players and the families again. I think it’s immature at best, Fred, but it’s really race-baiting at worst. That’s gonna be debated, that’s gonna be argued about, but I want to put that on the table: it sure looks like race-baiting to a lot of people.”

Watch above, via CNN.

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