Trump mocks LeBron James in Twitter rant over CNN interview

Emmett Rice
August 5, 2018

Ahead of campaigning in OH on Saturday (Sunday NZT), US President Donald Trump unleashed a withering attack on the state's favourite son, savaging LeBron James in a late-night tweet that derided the intelligence of one of the nation's most prominent African-American men. "He's doing an unbelievable job for his community", Jordan said through a spokeswoman.

It seems like our Commander-in-Chief has enough free time to start yet another feud on social media and this time, his target is none other than National Basketball Association star LeBron James but also CNN journalist Don Lemon who recently interviewed him.

In the CNN interview, James focused on the I Promise School, which he founded in association with the Akron Public School system to help at-risk children in his hometown.

James told Lemon he believes the president is using sports to divide people, while James believes sports has "always been something that brings someone together".

First his daughter Ivanka Trump labelled his immigration policy a "low point" for his administration and now his wife, Melania Trump has backed basketballer LeBron James after a nasty tweet from the US President.

"It looks like LeBron James is working to do good things on behalf of our next generation", said Melania Trump's spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham.

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Thanks to resourceful Twitter users who've made it their job to expose the President's many fallacies, we now have record of Trump heaping praise over LeBron on countless occasions, contrary to his reactionary stance last night.

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

He didn't say anything specific about Trump's tweet. The president also said he preferred Michael Jordan. (In the end, the Golden State Warriors won, and they won't be attending either.) The basketball player appeared at a rally for Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential campaign in his home state of OH, a critical swing state during the election that Trump ended up carrying. The CNN anchor asked rhetorically, "Who's the real dummy?"

"Sports has never been something that divides people", James said during the interview.
Laker fans who spoke with Eyewitness News also felt the same way, often mentioning the school James opened and how he's impacted those kids' lives.

James had just opened a school for underprivileged children in Ohio. Trump tweeted his LeBron venom a day before making a trip to, you guessed it, Ohio.

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