President Trump bashes LeBron James, CNN host Don Lemon after watching interview

Tanya Simon
August 7, 2018

"I like Mike!" -the 45 president garnered over 39 thousand re-tweets as well as a response from his preferred player Michael Jordan; who told NBC News, "I support L.J., he's doing an fantastic job for his community". "He's doing an awesome job for his community".

Following the interview on Friday evening, Trump sent out a tweet attacking the intelligence of interviewer and subject alike, saying that Don Lemon is the dumbest man on TV and that it's not easy to make LeBron James look smart.

During the interview, James also discussed a new school he has opened for underprivileged children in his home town of Akron, Ohio, which offers free meals and bikes to students, as well as job placement assistance for parents and an on-site food bank.

But one major comment that may have sparked Trump's outburst was James' response when Lemon asked if he'd ever want to speak to the president.

A spokeswoman for the U.S. first lady said that "it looks like LeBron James is working to do good things on behalf of our next generation".

If anyone was wondering where Donald Trump might land on the LeBron vs. Jordan debate, a tweet of his from Friday night might clear it up.

On Monday, James spoke at lengths about the President, race and politics in a wide-ranging interview which aired just hours after opening his new I Promise School in Akron, Ohio. She did not mention her husband.

A month later, she opted to go solo prior to departing for a trip with her husband.

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Lemon fired back Saturday morning, using first lady Melania Trump's anti-bullying campaign hashtag #BeBest. The three-part series will track the NBA's growth and history, beginning with the 1976 NBA-ABA merger.

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

In response, Trump questioned James' intelligence, saying it was not easy to make the National Basketball Association player "look smart". "I can't sit back and not say nothing", James said of Trump's actions.

Prior to Buss, Jordan also voiced his support of James.

During the interview, James said Trump is using sports in a divisive way, when sports is actually a great way to bring people together.

This is not the first time Melania Trump has publicly expressed views or taken action that demonstrated an independent streak, CNN reported. "Not shocked it happened during a week where LeBron literally opened a school for at-risk kids".

While James has yet to respond, many of his fans did, offering some scathing critiques of the president's insults and the implied racism lurking beneath the surface of Trump's angry tweet.

Pro Football Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe accused Trump of racism, saying his tweet was "beneath the dignity of a sitting POTUS".

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