Trump mocks the intelligence of LeBron James and CNN host

Sheila Mcguire
August 4, 2018

In a tweet posted late Friday night, U.S. President Donald Trump took a shot at LeBron James after the basketball star sat down with CNN's Don Lemon for an interview.

"What I've noticed over the past few months [is] he's kind of used sports to kind of divide us", James told CNN's Don Lemon on Monday.

During the the interview, James addressed President Donald Trump, who James believes is using sports to divide the country. The school will be created to benefit at-risk children.

The network's PR and communications Twitter feed invoked first lady Melania Trump to hit back at the president.

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In June, Trump said that neither the Cleveland Cavaliers - James' previous team - nor the Golden State Warriors would be invited to the White House following the NBA Finals.

Early this year, a federal court approved a $25 million settlement for former students of Trump University, who claimed the school was a bait-and-switch operation that did not offer the real estate industry insights it promised. He then followed it up with 'I like Mike!', a clear reference to preferring Michael Jordan over James.

Trump resorted to childish name-calling in a Friday evening tweet in which he slammed the intelligence of both James and CNN anchor Don Lemon. Trump puts children in cages, ' his colleague Joseph Flynn wrote.

Mr. Trump also went after Lemon, calling him the "dumbest man on television". Others online noted the school for at-risk kids James opened up just this week.

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Queried on what he'd say to Trump if they were face to face, he was quick to say, "I would never sit across from him".

Ohio Gov. Josh Kasich, a Republican who at times criticizes Trump, tweeted: "Rather than criticizing KingJames, we should be celebrating him for his charity work and efforts to help kids". "And in free agency Kobe hit me up himself like, "Hey, you want to be a Laker?' and I'm 'Hell ya, I've always been a Laker fan" and he said, 'Anyone insane enough to f*** with me is insane enough to play with me'".

Trump as been vocal in the NFL national anthem debate, suggesting NFL players should be "fired" for "disrespecting the flag". "This tweet is immature and offensive I would like to know why he considers these two successful black men "dumb".

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