Trump taunts LeBron James on Twitter: 'I Like Mike'

04 August, 2018, 22:01 | Author: Conrad Doyle
  • LeBron James speaks at the opening ceremony for the I Promise School

"We are in a position in America where this race thing has taken over", James said Monday in an interview with CNN's Don Lemon.

In an interview with CNN's Don Lemon aired earlier in the week, the LA Lakers star said Trump had stirred racial tensions in U.S. sports in an attempt to "divide" the nation.

James had criticised Trump for using sport to divide the country.

This is not the first time James has been thrust into the political limelight for speaking out against Trump.

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

James also said he wouldn't attend a ceremony at the White House if his team had won the NBA Finals. He sits down with @donlemon at the opening of his new elementary school for at-risk children in his hometown of Akron, Ohio.

CNN took to Twitter to respond Saturday morning, referencing Melania Trump and suggesting that she decided the first couple's TV viewing Friday night. James said that he wouldn't have anything to say to Trump if he met him in person, joking that he'd "sit across from Barack [Obama], though".

James publicly supported Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton before the 2016 election and called Trump a "bum" in September 2017, after the president rescinded an invitation to the Golden State Warriors to visit the White House after winning the National Basketball Association title.

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"I don't have to tell (asterisk) anyone (asterisk) what LeBron James means to Ohio", Democrat Danny O'Connor tweeted.

"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. By the way, all-around he's better than Michael Jordan.

Friday night, the president tweeted his displeasure about both men. "This tweet is immature and offensive I would like to know why he considers these two successful black men "dumb".

The tweet was referring to an unverified story that Trump was recently angry after discovering that his wife's TV on Air Force One was set to CNN.

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