Early Wednesday morning, the President of the United States took time away from (in theory) leading the world to go in further on LaVar Ball.

If you’re searching for the looking glass, it’s way, way behind you.

Their feud was sparked when Trump (apparently) intervened on behalf of LiAngelo Ball and his two UCLA teammates after a shoplifting arrest in China. When asked for his thoughts on Trump’s assistance, LaVar Ball set his trolling sights on his biggest game yet:

But LaVar Ball knows a Big Baller Brand publicity opportunity when he sees one, and he had this to say:

“Who?” LaVar Ball had told ESPN’s Arash Markazi on Friday when asked about Trump’s involvement in the matter. “What was he over there for? Don’t tell me nothing. Everybody wants to make it seem like he helped me out.”

And we were off, with Ball’s comments leading to a Trump tweet on Sunday, and a horror-show turn on CNN on Monday. Still, with the news cycle being as short as it currently is, one might be excused for thinking it was over. Or that if it was going to kick back into gear, it’d be LaVar’s doing, seeing as how he’s the side of the equation that doesn’t get publicity for walking outside in the morning. (He’s close, but not there yet.)

Instead, we got this series of Trump tweets:

Does…does Donald realize that LiAngelo isn’t in the NBA? Or is he saying LiAngelo would miss out on his NBA contract, in which case we can at least be thankful that Trump isn’t also spending time scouring Draft Express?

I’ll also point out that I really do love the President taking the time to properly capitalize LaVar’s name in the middle of firing off tweets that serve as evidence the President would leave citizens to rot in foreign prisons if they don’t pledge allegiance to him.

Here’s Darren Rovell bringing the important truths, as always:

Trump didn’t stop there on his way through the sports section:

(Trump’s referring to this bit of news.)

It’s important to remember that there is no reason to believe whoever follows Trump into the White House won’t also spend his or her time in a similar fashion. This might just be how it is, from now on.

LaVar will inevitably respond, and so on, and so forth. Boats against the current and whatnot.

Happy Thanksgiving.

About Jay Rigdon

Jay is a columnist at Awful Announcing. He is not a strong swimmer. He is probably talking to a dog in a silly voice at this very moment.