Published: Wed, August 08, 2018
Global | By Craig Ferguson

Sen. Bob Menendez Calls Trump's Attack on LeBron James Racist

Sen. Bob Menendez Calls Trump's Attack on LeBron James Racist

The Akron Beacon Journal reports a spokesman for the Akron school district in northeast OH said Monday there aren't any plans for the first lady to visit James' I Promise School but would be willing to discuss the possibility.

Trump's freakish tweet labeled CNN's Dom Lemon as the "dumbest man on television" after his interview with LeBron James in a freakish tweet that ended, 'I like Mike!' "And I was like, 'Oh wow, this is all because of sports, '" James said.

"President Trump is trying to divide in a divide-and-conquer strategy", he continued, "and here's how it goes: He divides by race and tries to conquer decency by smearing and besmirching the truth and the people who fight to uphold it". But only after Trump reinforced his attack in a way that made his daughter's personal damage control effort last week look tame by comparison. "He made Lebron look smart, which isn't easy to do". "I like Mike", Trump tweeted, sparking immediate outrage from Hollywood and beyond.

"So let me get this straight: Flint, Missouri, has dirty water still, but you anxious about an interview about a man doing good for education and generations of kids in his hometown?" he asked the president on Twitter. "He's doing an unbelievable job for his community".

In addition to his comments on James, Rodgers also voiced support for NFL players who have elected to kneel during the national anthem, saying that much of the anger over the protests misses "the point of what this was all about".

Nevertheless, her comments were the subject the following month of a "Saturday Night Live" opening monologue by Charles Barkley, who noted that "this country has a great tradition of athletes speaking their minds" and told James to "keep on dribbling and don't ever shut up". "Because clearly Donald Trump won't".

Interviewer Don Lemon criticised Mr Trump's tweet, and responded by referring to the separation of child migrants from their parents: "Who's the real dummy?"

In his interview with Lemon, LeBron described how both athletics and education were high priorities for the young students at his new school, and lamented the idea of politics interfering with sports.

Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up! There is often little momentum for action in Washington if a President is not on board - one reason why many people doubt the impact of countermeasures against Russia's efforts to taint USA democracy.

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