King James and other celebrities have the best responses to Trump's trolling

Brenda Watkins
August 6, 2018

Donald Trump took to Twitter on Friday night to insult the Los Angeles Lakers' player's intelligence after James gave an interview to CNN's Don Lemon in which he said Trump is trying to "divide us".

During the interview, James and Lemon toured the school and discussed sports, politics and race relations. It's always been something that brings people together. Trump tweeted his LeBron venom a day before making a trip to, you guessed it, Ohio. "I like Mike!" he added, a reference to National Basketball Association icon Michael Jordan. Maybe that's why Michael Jordan himself issued a statement to NBC News on Saturday backing LeBron. "What I noticed over the last few months that he's kind of used sport to kind of divide us, and that's something that I can't relate to". "He's doing an incredible job for his community".

Following the tweet, which came in a week after James opened his I Promise School for at-risk children in Akron, Ohio, Trump was predictably lashed for insinuating that James was unintelligent. James tweeted at the time.

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Instead, Bleacher Report shares that Jordan has also issued a statement in support of his fellow athlete.

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CNN anchor Lemon also chimed into the Twitter debate, saying: "Who's the real dummy?"

Many, including professional athletes and the Republican governor of OH, were critical of Trump's statements.

Shortly before midnight, he made his thoughts known on what he thought of the LeBron-Lemon conversation.

"Her platform centres around visiting organizations, hospitals and schools, and she would be open to visiting the I Promise School in Akron", Grisham said. He has praised James in the past, repeatedly calling him a great player and a "great guy".

CNN noted that Trump's pattern of attacking well-known African-Americans as having "low IQs" echoes the white nationalist view that blacks are genetically less intelligent than white folks. "A man who puts kids in classrooms or one who puts kids in cages?" he tweeted. Stephen Curry, who Mr. Trump claimed previous year he disinvited from the White House, wrote "Keep doing you" with a link to James' interview.

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