"Feels more than a little racist": reactions to Trump insulting LeBron

04 August, 2018, 22:02 | Author: Austin Daniel
  • Donald Trump takes shot at LeBron James

"The president tweeted Friday after Don Lemon interviewed James on CNN about James' new school for at-risk children, which opened early last week".

In an interview with CNN, James said he thought the president had used sports to "divide" the USA, adding it was something he "can't relate to".

It seems like the president has had a change of heart regarding James.

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

The most vile President ever to hold office just tweeted, "Lebron (sic) James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon. Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!"

Trump, who bumbles through speeches and brags how he is unprepared, is clearly continuing his campaign of hatred and prejudice.

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This is presumably in retaliation to James' comments in a CNN interview with Don Lemon, during which he stated he would not sit across from Trump, but would sit across from former president Barack Obama.

Additionally, Trump's insult has highlighted a number of comparisons between Trump's and James' accomplishments and behavior, many of which do not redound to Trump's benefit - most obviously, James' new school and Trump University.

In June, before James left the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Los Angeles Lakers, Curry and James united during the NBA Finals to say that they would boycott the White House.

"We want every kid that walks through this school to be inspired, to come ... away with something, something where they can give back", said James, who poured millions from his own pocket into the project. It may be a reference to Michael Jordan, the NBA Hall-of-Famer whose legacy James is endlessly compared with.

Lemon tweeted a response Saturday. One, because I believe our president is trying to divide us.

Trump and James have also clashed over the National Football League anthem protests over perceived racial injustice in the US. "This tweet is immature and offensive I would like to know why he considers these two successful black men "dumb". In a 2013 tweet, Trump wrote, "Lebron is a great player and a great guy!"


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