President Trump insults LeBron James’ intelligence

  • President Trump insults LeBron James’ intelligence

President Trump insults LeBron James’ intelligence

"He's doing an fantastic job for his community", Jordan, now owner of the National Basketball Association's Charlotte Hornets, told NBC News through a spokesperson.

During a week in which James made headlines for opening a school in his hometown Akron, OH, Trump insulted the National Basketball Association star days after an interview aired on CNN.

Lemon's questions mostly focused on James' time off the court, covering James' newly completed I Promise School in Akron, a public and nonprofit partnership created to help underserved kids in his OH hometown.

James was also critical of the president during the interview, saying Trump was using sports to "divide" the country.

"We are in a position in America where this race thing has taken over", James said Monday in an interview with CNN's Don Lemon.

US President Donald Trump has taunted US basketball player Lebron James and suggested that he prefers Michael Jordan.

In his interview with Lemon, he said he would consider running for president if he believed he was the only person who could stop Mr Trump from being re-elected.

LeBron James addresses the media after the opening ceremonies of the I Promise School on July 30, 2018 in Akron, Ohio.

"I'm sure it's just a coincidence that Trump thinks African-Americans are dumb", Tweeted political writer Max Boot.

It's clear Jordan doesn't appreciate Trump's support.

CNN anchor Don Lemon, for one, jumped to Twitter to comment on the president's attack with a false attack about Trump "putting kids in cages".

Many also drew comparison between James' new school for at-risk children and the defunct Trump University, a for-profit educational institution, which was shut down following multiple lawsuits. If Trump was going to fire back at James, that would have been a more opportune time.

James is a harsh critic of the President, which has apparently drawn Trump's ire. At the end of the interview, Lemon asked if James, "What would you say to the president if he were sitting right here?" James tweeted at the time. "And just as she always has, the First Lady encourages everyone to have an open dialogue about issues facing children today".

By late Saturday morning, the president had moved on, and was wishing the Coast Guard a happy birthday on Twitter. Trump tweeted his LeBron venom a day before making a trip to, you guessed it, Ohio.