Twitter lit up with criticism against President Donald Trump after he took aim at NBA star LeBron James on Friday night. In an interview that aired on CNN last Monday, James and CNN host Don Lemon discussed politics and James’ recent opening of a school for underprivileged children. James, who has been critical of Trump in the past, said during the interview that Trump was using sports to sow divisions in the US. “He’s dividing us,” James said. “What I noticed over the last few months that he’s kind of used sport to kind of divide us, and that’s something that I can’t relate to. Because I know that sport was the first time I ever was around someone white.” Trump hit back at James and Lemon, calling the latter “the dumbest man on television.” He added that Lemon “made Lebron look smart, which isn’t easy to do.” The president wrapped up the tweet by declaring, “I like Mike!” The statement was likely a reference to NBA legend Michael Jordan, James’ competitor in the debate over who the greatest NBA player of all time is.
So let me get this straight: Flint, MI has dirty water still, but you worried about an interview about a man doing good for education and generations of kids in his hometown? Shut your damn mouth! Stop using them twitter fingers and get stuff done for our country with that pen. https://t.co/sEkX3OKaJM
— Karl-Anthony Towns (@KarlTowns) August 4, 2018
A sign of an insecure human being is one who attacks others to make themselves feel better… im just sad that young kids have to see stupid tweets like these and grow up thinking it’s okay… forget everything else Donald your setting a bad example for kids? our future ? https://t.co/eg0MECg8xC
— Donovan Mitchell (@spidadmitchell) August 4, 2018
I've been silent about ALL of the DUMB stuff this man has tweeted but THIS is attacking the NBA brotherhood and I'm not rollin'! What an embarrassment… https://t.co/zHjgokig8R
— Anthony Tolliver (@ATolliver44) August 4, 2018