Don Lemon Responds to Trump’s Insulting Tweet About His LeBron James Interview

Hope Soto
August 8, 2018

"I support LeBron James", he said through a spokesman. "He's doing an unbelievable job for his community", the Chicago Bulls legend said.

James, who recently sat down with CNN anchor Don Lemon to discuss founding the I Promise School for low-income and at-risk kids, gave his unfiltered view of the political world. Trump, who has been known to live-tweet his TV watching, was responding to a recent CNN interview between Lemon and James about LeBron's "I Promise" school.

In an interview with CNN, James said he thought the president had used sports to "divide" the U.S., adding it was something he "can't relate to". In the interview James and Lemon covered an array of topics, including Trump's presidency.

Meanwhile, Don Lemon, the presenter who had interviewed James, also got Melania Trump involved.

Trump's communications director Stephanie Grisham released a statement, stating that the First Lady believed that James was "working to do good things on behalf of our next generation".

Even the president's wife was supportive of James' work with children. In addition to talking about the school, James talked about how Trump is using athletics and athletes to divide the country. His biography on the official NBA website reads, "By acclamation, Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time".

The former National Basketball Association player took to Instagram to blast Donald Trump for his words and Michael Jordan for standing up and saying more for minorities, even though they are the ones who buy his shoes.

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James also referred to Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry, who said he wouldn't visit the White House after his team won the championship, prompting the president to disinvite the team.

Jordan jumped to James' defence on Saturday.

Grisham didn't mention the president's comment in her statement.

The first lady's platform, "Be Best", is all about encouraging children to conduct themselves in an honorable manner, and she has made promoting children's welfare a key piece of her time in the White House.

This week's war of words was not the first time James and Trump have exchanged fire. James also said he has no interest in sitting down for a face-to-face meeting Trump.

Trump is holding a campaign-style rally in Lewis Center, Ohio on Saturday night.

This weekend's controversy was just the latest in a long-running feud between James and Mr Trump.

Other reports by MaliBehiribAe

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