Published: Sat, August 04, 2018
Culture | By Jeremy Gray

Trump Attacks LeBron James in Tweet Ahead of Crucial Ohio Election

Trump Attacks LeBron James in Tweet Ahead of Crucial Ohio Election

"This week, LeBron opened a school for hundreds of at-risk kids while Donald Trump's education secretary attempts to undo college loan forgiveness for students who were 'knowingly deceived" by their schools, and rolls back Obama-era guidelines on discrimination in schools, ' Harrison Faigen, an National Basketball Association writer, posted. "I'd sit across from Barack though", James said.

First, he insulted CNN's Don Lemon and then said that it's "not easy" to make James look smart.

The CNN interview aired on Monday, after James opened his school for disadvantaged children in his hometown of Akron, Ohio.

Lemon came to James' defense on Saturday morning, tweeting: "Who's the real dummy?"

Donald Trump attacked Don Lemon shortly before midnight on Friday night. "I like Mike!" the tweet read. LeBron was discussing the school in the CNN interview on Friday that set off Donald Trump.

In 2013, Mr Trump tweeted: "Lebron is a great player and a great guy!" Others online noted the school for at-risk kids James opened up just this week.

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As was noted on Twitter Saturday morning, Lemon and James are two successful and respected African-American men who have risen in their respective careers.

James appeared to ignore the chaos surrounding him, and focused on his new school.

Neither Lemon or James have yet reacted to Trump's tweet.

James announced last month that he would soon leave the Cleveland Cavaliers for a second time, this time to play with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Incidentally, prior to his criticism of James, Trump retweeted a quote from Pastor Darrell Scott calling Trump "the most pro-black president that we've had in our lifetime". He called the president a "bum" previous year, after Trump disinvited Stephen Curry from visiting the White House, though it's not clear that an invitation was ever formally extended to Curry and his Golden State Warrior teammates. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders did not return a request for comment, nor did James's agency Klutch Sports Group. "I know the streets that they walk".

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