President Trump wondered Wednesday morning whether three basketball players from the UCLA would thank him for helping free them from detention by Chinese authorities following an alleged shoplifting incident.

Several hours later, at a press conference Wednesday afternoon, the three players did just that. “To President Trump and the United States government, thank you for taking the time to intervene on our behalf. We really appreciate you helping us out,” said Bruins player Cody Riley.

“I would like to thank President Trump and the United States government for the help they provided as well,” said LiAngelo Ball.

Source: Buzz Feed