Published: Tue, August 07, 2018
Life&Culture | By Peggy Hughes

Michael Jordan supports LeBron James after Donald Trump tweet

Michael Jordan supports LeBron James after Donald Trump tweet

President Donald Trump on Friday night took a swipe at LeBron James, describing the National Basketball Association superstar as unintelligent in his latest broadside against black professional athletes.

The current Commander-in-Chief took the time to tweet a dissing message about NBA basketball player LeBron James, 33, and CNN journalist Don Lemon, 52, on the night of August 3 after the two had an interview in which LeBron spoke his mind about Donald.

First lady Melania Trump seems to have a different opinion than the president when it comes to Los Angeles Laker LeBron James. He said that Trump is using sports to divide Americans, and expressed a distaste for that method, instead suggesting sports should be one of the things that bring people together.

Grisham's statement came after President Trump posted a scathing tweet questioning James' intellectual capacity in response to an interview the basketball player gave to CNN which aired on Friday night. "He made Lebron look smart, which isn't easy to do", Trump tweeted on Friday while watching the rebroadcast of the interview.

"I support LJ", Jordan, now the owner of the NBA's Charlotte Hornets, said in a statement released through his publicist. "He's doing an awesome job for his community".

Although James has always been a Trump critic, calling the president "U bum" in a 2017 tweet, the tweet was Trump's first attack on the player, who just opened up a school for underprivileged children in his hometown of Akron. The interview took place at James' "I Promise" school in his hometown of Akron, Ohio.

Jordan expressed his support for James on Saturday.

Melania Trump's "Be Best" campaign, which she launched in May with a focus on child well-being, incorporates cyberbullying prevention efforts - ironic, critics say, given her husband's Twitter proclivities.

Utah Jazz star guard and noted good guy Donovan Mitchell thought Trump's tweet was a sign of insecurity. James, so far, has not responded.

She even expressed an interest in visiting LeBron's school as part of her "Be Best" program. James also mentioned Colin Kaepernick, who was targeted by Trump for his protests over racial injustice by kneeling during the anthem.

Trump may have had LeBron - Ohio's favorite son - on his mind as he was set to travel to The Buckeye State on Saturday - to hold a rally for state Sen.

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