US Pres. Trump takes shot at LeBron in tweet

US Pres. Trump takes shot at LeBron in tweet

In June, James said of Trump that "it's a lot of things that we believe in as Americans that we don't feel that he's for". The I Promise School opened its doors Monday in Akron, Ohio ― LeBron's hometown ― and has won praise from advocates for public education like Diane Ravitch.

James filmed an interview with CNN's Don Lemon earlier this week in which the National Basketball Association star said the felt Trump was "using sports to kinda divide us".

Trump was unswayed by James' charity, saying it was hard to make "LeBron look smart".

You can see Trump's tweet, below.

At the end of the interview, Lemon asked if James, "What would you say to the president if he were sitting right here?"

James' tweet is especially relevant because the CNN interview Trump was referencing when he disparaged James and Lemon was specifically about LeBron's new school.

And Geraldo Rivera, the journalist and Trump confidant, broke with the president to say he wished Trump "turned other cheek re @KingJames & @donlemon While I disagree with their conclusion that @POTUS is using sports to divide America along racial lines, they're both honest & intelligent men".

Lemon, who conducted the interview with James, also weighed in.


"Who's the real dummy?"

Michael Jordan, referenced by Trump in his attack tweet, took Lebron's side, releasing a statement: "I support LJ".

"Kind of?" Lemon said, followed by a chuckle.

James has been outspoken in his dislike for Trump in the past. Last September, James took to Twitter to drag the president for lashing out at Warriors guard Steph Curry for refusing to visit the White House after winning the championship.

He later said Trump's rhetoric was harmful in the wake of violence in Charlottesville previous year, where white supremacists and counterprotesters clashed and one woman was killed.

Fox News host Laura Ingraham, a vocal Trump supporter, called James and fellow basketball star Kevin Durant ignorant and suggested they "shut up and dribble".

These all speak louder than a President's Tweet.

There aren't many people in the world who Donald Trump hasn't slagged off, let's face it.

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