While Donald Trump was in the middle of his foreign trip to China last week, he was able to negotiate the release of three college Basketball players who were arrested for shoplifting. After the high-profiled father of one of the players spoke out against Trump, the president decided to respond on social media.

Trump vs LaVar

Earlier this month, LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley, and Jalen Hill of the UCLA men's basketball team were arrested in China on charges of shoplifting. The players faced potential time behind bars as the laws in China are strict from the crime they committed.

While this was happening, Donald Trump was taking part in his foreign trip through Asia, which included a stop in China and a meeting with President Xi. When the news broke that the three players were arrested, Trump discussed the issue with Xi and was able to negotiate a release. As Ball, Riley, and Hill were all on their way back to the United States, the former host of "The Apprentice" called for an immediate thanks from the players for helping them get out of jail. Just hours later and the three players all expressed their appreciation to Trump while answering questions from the media at a press conference. Despite this, LaVar Ball, father of LiAngelo, has dismissed Trump's actions by denying that he had much to do with their release.

As seen on his Twitter feed on November 19, the president isn't pleased and is having second thoughts.

Taking to his Twitter feed on Sunday afternoon, Donald Trump decided to publicly respond to the criticism of Levar Ball, who didn't appear to be too appreciative of the president's actions in helping his son and the two other players who were returned to the United States.

"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," Trump tweeted.

Not stopping there, Donald Trump appears to have regrets.

"I should have left them in jail!" the president wrote. Trump's remarks stem from LaVar Ball's reaction when asked about the president helping out. "Who?" ball asked, in mocking the commander in chief. "What was he over there for? Don't tell me nothing," he said, while adding, "Everybody wants to make it seem like he helped me out."

Moving forward

While Donald Trump continues to battle it out with the sports world, he has many other issues facing him in the White House. As tensions rise with rival nations, and the future of health care and tax reform remaining a mystery, Trump is also dealing with the growing investigation into Russian election interference.