It appears Donald Trump didn’t approve of LeBron James’ comments about his leadership as President.
In celebration of the launch of his new Akron, Ohio school for at-risk students, on Monday, James was interviewed by CNN’s Don Lemon where he discussed the impact of sports and how Trump’s influence over the NFL’s national anthem policy is a ploy to divide American Citizens.
“When you’re a part of sports it just brings so much comradery, so much fun. We are in a position right now, in America more importantly, where this race thing is taking over,” he said to Lemon. “One, because I think our president is trying to divide us…he’s dividing us. And what I’ve noticed over the last few months is that he kind of used sport to kind of divide us, and that’s something that I can’t relate to. Because I know sports was the first time I was ever around someone white.”
The Los Angeles Lakers Forward went on to add in the interview that he “would never sit across” from Trump.
Now, more than four days after James’ interview, Trump has decided to respond via his favorite social media platform, Twitter.
“Lebron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon,” he tweeted on Friday night. “He made Lebron look smart, which isn’t easy to do.” Trump concluded his tweet by adding his two cents on the ongoing basketball debate between James and Michael Jordan. “I like Mike!”
Trump’s tweets also come on the heels of longtime supporter and black Cleveland-based Pastor Darrell Scott calling Trump the most “pro-black” of his lifetime.
“This is probably going to be … the most pro-black president I’ve seen in my lifetime,” Scott said during a Wednesday Oval Office meeting with the president. “This president actually wants to prove something to our community, our faith-based community and our ethnic community. The last president didn’t feel like he had to… He felt like he didn’t have to prove it. He got a pass. This president, this administration is probably going to be more proactive regarding urban revitalization and prison reform than any president in my lifetime.”
Do you think Trump is the most “pro-Black President” in recent history?