Donald Trump hits back at LeBron James over CNN interview

04 August, 2018, 19:58 | Author: Irvin Gilbert
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U.S. President Donald Trump is seizing on the prospect of Democrat Nancy Pelosi becoming House speaker again as he makes his pitch for Republican candidates. He then followed it up with 'I like Mike!', a clear reference to preferring Michael Jordan over James.

What's especially awesome. LeBron actually exercised restraint on Lemon's show in criticizing the President.

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".

A weekly recap of the top political stories from The Globe, sent right to your email. James spoke to Lemon from the public, non-charter school he opened for at-risk kids in Akron, called the I Promise school.

United States President Donald Trump is back at it again on Twitter.

"(Trump) kinda used sports to kinda divide us", James told Lemon in their sitdown.

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James also mentioned Colin Kaepernick, who was targeted by Trump for his protests over racial injustice by kneeling during the anthem. When asked what he would say to Mr. Trump if he was face-to-face with him, James said "I would never sit across from him".

Attacking Mr Trump, James later tweeted: "U bum @StephenCurry30 already said he ain't going!"

Trump seemed to take issue with some of James' comments. James tweeted at the time. James is not one to let something go quietly and neither is Trump.

Most of the interview focused on other matters, particularly James's efforts in OH to create an elementary school with an eye toward helping kids get their lives on track.

We could run through the laundry list of ways James has bettered his community through his charity work, including his new "IPromise" school. You don't have to like all of the decision's he's made, we can debate where he fits on the court and in the game's pantheon, but that's different than saying he's not intelligent.

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