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Athletes, fans slam Donald Trump for insulting LeBron James

08 August 2018

The president tweeted, "Lebron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon".

He first recapped the events of the past few days, in case anyone had not been following: On Friday, Trump had watched a rerun of an interview between Lemon and James to talk about a nonprofit school he just opened, during which the National Basketball Association star told the anchor: "Our president is kind of trying to divide us". "He's doing an fantastic job for his community".

James commented on Trump during the exchange with Lemon, stating that he would not sit down with the president and arguing that Trump has attacked athletes as a way to divide Americans.

Melania's bold comments came just one day after senior aide Reagan Hedlund, who helped to develop the "Be Best" anti-bullying initiative, was fired.

Sports stars rally Elsewhere, Trump's former Democratic rival Hillary Clinton backed James as a "great family man" and "incredible ballplayer" who "gives back to his community, and isn't afraid to speak his mind".

The tweet was quickly condemned, or at least heavily shaded, in most corners of the internet. Screw that! Lebron James has an huge influence, and I like the fact that the President punches back.

"I support LeBron James", Jordan said in a statement to the Associated Press news agency on Saturday.

USA first lady Melania Trump also appeared to take exception with her husband's attack on James. He shared his thoughts recently after the opening of his new I Promise School in Akron, which will be the new learning destination for 240 at-risk public school students.

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Lebron puts kids in school.

Aaron Rodgers believes professional athletes shouldn't pay any mind to President Trump. Most of America, anyway.

Menendez wrote in a tweet Monday that Trump wouldn't have questioned James' intelligence or charity work if he were white.

"Shut Up and Dribble" will depict the influence that sports have on politics. "He's kind of used sport to. divide us and that's something I can't relate to, because I know that sport was the first time I ever was around someone white".

He also said he might consider running for office if someone said to him he was the only person and that Trump would win if he didn't step up. He added that "This president constantly denigrates people of color and women".

"He vowed that he would never do an interview with me because he said I was racist, because I challenged him on an in-factual statement, a lie".

"Yeah, I've gotten a ton of that on my social media", Rodgers said. "Let me not mince words here".

Athletes, fans slam Donald Trump for insulting LeBron James