Twitter users had fun reacting the war of words between Trump and LaVar Ball

Donald trump trump towerDrew Angerer/Getty ImagesPresident Donald Trump speaks following a meeting on infrastructure at Trump Tower, August 15, 2017 in New York City.
  • President Trump took a shot at LaVar Ball on Twitter Sunday morning.
  • The topic trended on Twitter all day, with many users weighing in on the feud.
  • Some suggested the two meet in a WWE ring, while others believed a game of one-on-one would be the best way to settle the score.

President Trump started a new feud with the sporting world on Sunday morning, taking aim at LaVar Ball after Ball downplayed Trump’s involvement in his son LiAngelo Ball’s return to the United States after being arrested in China on a shoplifting charge.

“Now that the three basketball players are out of China and saved from years in jail, LaVar Ball, the father of LiAngelo, is unaccepting of what I did for his son and that shoplifting is no big deal,” the president tweeted. “I should have left them in jail!”

Twitter was quick to react to the news, with both Ball and Trump known for their over-the-top, blustering personalities.

Since Ball and Trump both have ties to the world of professional wrestling, with Ball appearing on “Monday Night Raw” earlier in the summer, and Trump a member of the WWE Hall of Fame, many anticipated a meeting at WrestleMania between the two men.

Others suggested the two play a game of one-on-one, with the winner taking the presidency.

Since Ball is known for being such a brilliant marketer, taking his boisterous and boastful appearances on ESPN’s “First Take” and turning himself into a can’t-miss personality of the sports media landscape, many assumed that this was just another genius play to bring publicity to the Big Baller Brand.

There were also those that found it difficult to take a side in the feud.

There’s no telling what’s to come between Trump and Ball, but knowing the two of them, chances are their war of words is only beginning.

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