Donald Trump hits back at LeBron James over CNN interview

Danny Woods
August 4, 2018

In an interview with CNN's Don Lemon aired earlier in the week, the LA Lakers star said Trump had stirred racial tensions in United States sports in an attempt to "divide" the nation.

LeBron James has made the playoffs every year since the 2005-06 campaign.

James referenced Trump's reactions to NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick's kneeling protest during the national anthem and fellow NBA player Stephen Curry's decision to skip the White House visit after his Golden State Warriors won the NBA championship as instances of when Trump has twisted peaceful protests.

The president jumped on the LeBron comments on Friday evening and let loose with a tweet. He also created a program for parents of the at-risk children to return to complete their high school educations, and he has planned an institute to help prepare high-school-age students for college.

Kasich took to Twitter to back one of Ohio's native sons, by stating that it would be more prudent to celebrate LeBron's remarkable work for the kids of OH, as opposed to bashing him publicly. Trump also appears to say, in the same tweet, that he prefers Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan over James in terms of great basketball players. "I don't want to put undue pressure on him, but I'm sure that at some point he will make the trip". We've got some of the best for you below. And I realized "this is all because of sports'".

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James, who this month ended his second stay with the Cleveland Cavaliers by signing with the Los Angeles Lakers, has opened a public school for challenged children in his hometown. "I know the streets that they walk".

Lemon asked James if he had any aspirations of running for office.

And of course, no cycle of Trump shade is complete without Pete Souza, the former White House photographer for President Barack Obama, weighing in with a deep cut from his archives. He just picked up on the fact that someone - a successful black man, no less - dared to criticize his demonstrably true practice of using professional sports to divide Americans. "I believe there's someone else out there".

At this writing, no replies from Lemon or James about the president attacking their intelligence.

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