Published: Sun, August 05, 2018
Sport | By Cameron Gross

Athletes react to Donald Trump insulting LeBron James

Athletes react to Donald Trump insulting LeBron James

"Her platform centres around visiting organizations, hospitals and schools, and she would be open to visiting the I Promise School in Akron", Grisham said. The statement didn't criticize the president.

LeBron stated: "We are in a position right now in America where this race thing has taken over, one because I believe our president is kind of trying to divide us". Melania also came forward to show support for James saying that she is open to visiting James' school.

Trump's answer was the following tweet: "Lebron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon".

The reason why Trump has changed his mind on all issues LeBron likely comes down to James being politically outspoken against him while also being one of the faces of the National Basketball Association.

There aren't many people in the world who Donald Trump hasn't slagged off, let's face it.

"I would never sit across from him", he said.

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

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"We got your back @KingJames Someone sure sound like they wish they was you", tweeted linebacker Bobby Wagner of the NFL's Seattle Seahawks.

Mrs. Trump has stood apart from her husband's views before.

The school, which is a joint effort of the LeBron James Family Foundation and Akron Public Schools, will benefit at-risk children. The president also said he preferred Michael Jordan.

Lemon responded to Trump's tweet this morning with a nod to First Lady Melania Trump's campaign against bullying. "Maybe you'd like to talk about the 160,000 kids who skip school every day for fear of being bullied, or that 280,000 students are physically attacked in schools every month", Grisham told CNN.

James played for over a decade - and in two stints - with the Cleveland Cavaliers and delivered a title to the championship-starved region in 2016.

James has not tweeted about Trump's reaction, at least not explicitly. But even some Trump allies chided him. "I like Mike!", Donald's highly opinionated tweet read. "LeBron just pledged millions for a school for underprivileged kids". Acclaimed sportswriter Bill Simmons wrote that James is a "smart dude" and "one of the most thoughtful athletes we have". As that Ian bloke said, it's good to see that the cruel comments have backfired and actually raised the profile of James' good work.

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