( CNN) Before 6 a.m. ET, Donald Trump have really sent two tweets about the self-proclaimed “big baller” LaVar Ball.

“It wasn’t the White House, it wasn’t the State Department, it wasn’t leader LaVar’s so-called parties on the foot in China that got his son out of a long term prison sentence – IT WAS ME. Too bad! LaVar is just a inadequate man’s form of Don King, but without the fuzz. Just reckon LaVar, you could have depleted the next 5 to 10 years during Thanksgiving with your lad in China, but no NBA contract to support you. But recollect LaVar, shoplifting is NOT a little thing. It’s a really big deal, especially in China. Heedless clown! “

Even for Trump, who has defined the idea of the conference of presidents downward, these tweets are shocking. So nauseating in fact that I had to check multiple times that they were actually from Trump’s validated Twitter account rather than some sardonic one. But, they are very real — and telling.

LaVar Ball is responding to Trump’s words( full)