Trump attacks LeBron James and Don Lemon over CNN interview

04 August, 2018, 22:28 | Author: Ethel Goodwin
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During a week in which James made headlines for opening a school in his hometown Akron, OH, Trump insulted the National Basketball Association star days after an interview aired on CNN.

James's last message was about his newly completed I Promise School in Akron, a public and nonprofit partnership created to help underserved kids in his OH hometown.

LeBron James was interviewed by CNN's Don Lemon on Monday, and that interview re-aired Friday night, per CNN. "He made Lebron look smart, which isn't easy to do", Trump tweeted.

He sits down with @donlemon at the opening of his new elementary school for at-risk children in his hometown of Akron, Ohio.

Trump called Lemon "the dumbest man on television", then implied LeBron is dumb.

Lemon asked James if he would run for president in 2020 if there was no one else nominated who could beat Donald Trump.

James told Lemon he believes the president is using sports to divide people, while James believes sports has "always been something that brings someone together".




CNN responded to Trump on Twitter.

"The school, the Foundation explains, is a "culmination of years of on-the-ground work and research-based interventions" funded by James" I PROMISE program. Yahoo News White House correspondent Hunter Walker points out that before James started criticizing Trump, Trump used to be a fan. Trump puts children in cages, ' his colleague Joseph Flynn wrote.

This isn't the first time Trump has expressed an opinion about James on Twitter, but, funnily enough, it's the first time he's been anything but laudatory to the NBA's biggest star while on Twitter.

In the interview, James said he "would never sit across" from Trump, though he would talk to former President Barack Obama. "This tweet is immature and offensive I would like to know why he considers these two successful black men "dumb".

There was also this exceedingly spicy take from CNN PR.

James has not tweeted about Trump's reaction.

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