Published: Sat, August 04, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Rick Owen

After LeBron James is critical of Trump, the president tweets back

After LeBron James is critical of Trump, the president tweets back

LeBron James' first tweet after receiving a petty attack from Donald Trump had nothing to do with the president.

Trump hit back in a tweet on Friday night in which he mocked James.

On Monday, James sat down for an interview to promote a new public school that his charitable foundation helped build.

James first said Mr. Trump is using sports to divide Americans at a press conference in September 2017, when Mr. Trump claimed he had disinvited Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors, although the team had decided not to visit.

Lemon came to James' defense on Saturday morning, tweeting: "Who's the real dummy?"

While James has not commented on Trump's tweet, Lemon defended the former Miami Heat and Cleveland Cavalier star on Saturday, while taking a jab at the president.

"I believe the president is kind of trying to divide us", James said.

Trump's first comments about the National Football League and players who protest during the anthem came later that month.

These past few days, Bron Bron has geeked out over opening up his Akron I Promise school.

"No matter how successful you could become, no matter who you are, when you are an African-American kid, you're always going to be going against obstacles", James said, urging black children to use their racial struggles to motivate them positively. Not one word or follow-up that takes issue with anything either man has actually said. When asked what he would say to Mr. Trump if he was face-to-face with him, James said "I would never sit across from him".

James, who signed with the Los Angeles Lakers in July, also accused Trump of enabling racists.

CNN also interjected: "Sounds like @FLOTUS had the remote last night".

The tweet from CNN also included a reference to Melania's "Be Best" campaign, which was meant to curb cyberbullying. "We hope you both saw the incredible work of [LeBron James]".

Trump hadn't tweeted at James since he took office, so Friday's tweet was a predictable sea change on social media.

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