Tuesday, 23 October, 2018

Pres. Trump rips LeBron James’ smarts hours before rally in Ohio

Donald Trump insults Le Bron James on Twitter Gregory Shamus Getty Images
Rosie Leonard | 04 August, 2018, 22:03

In a tweet posted late Friday night, Trump criticized James for an interview he recently did with another prominent African American, CNN anchor Don Lemon.

During the interview with Lemon, James talked about how sports can bring people together and mentioned he felt that Trump was using sports "to kinda divide us".

That campaign appearance probably turned the tide, as Trump didn't always feel so strongly against James.

In the interview James and Lemon covered an array of topics, including Trump's presidency.

"Going to the White House was a great honor until you showed up!"

James received publicity during the week for opening his new school in Akron, Ohio. Torrey Smith, a former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver who was among the first of that team's players to say they would not visit the White House after winning the Super Bowl this year, suggested race played a role in Trump's criticism.

This tweet comes just days after James opened his remarkable I Promise public school in Akron, Ohio, which was the whole reason for his sit down with Lemon. LeBron publicly criticized Donald back in September 2017 when he called him a "bum" in a tweet for cancelling his invitation to the Golden State Warriors to celebrate their championship win at the White House. The school was designed for marginalized children who will attend free of tuition and expenses.

The President ended his tweet with the seemingly unrelated exclamation of "I like Mike!"

James described Trump as a "bum" following the furor.

During the 2012 National Basketball Association playoffs, Trump joined the chorus of LeBron fans in cheering for the Miami Heat as they took on the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Finals.

Kasich took to Twitter to back one of Ohio's native sons, by stating that it would be more prudent to celebrate LeBron's remarkable work for the kids of OH, as opposed to bashing him publicly.

"We want every kid that walks through this school to be inspired, to come ... away with something, something where they can give back", said James, who poured millions from his own pocket into the project. I know why. Some of y'all need to start believing what he is showing you.

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