President Trump insults LeBron James’ intelligence

President Trump insults LeBron James’ intelligence

And in the waning hours of Friday night, Trump took to his favorite medium and attacked James's intelligence after the National Basketball Association star told CNN's Don Lemon the president sought to divide the country by using sports as a wedge.

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

James has said that Trump "doesn't understand the power that he has for being the leader of this attractive country".

James explained why he called Trump a "bum" on his Twitter account.

Tweeted Trump: "Lebron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon. Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!" Trump is travelling to OH on Saturday for a campaign rally.

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The future NBA Hall of Famer responded, "I would never sit across from him".

LeBron James was interviewed by CNN's Don Lemon on Monday, and that interview re-aired Friday night, per CNN.

While LeBron James is staying out of the fray and not responding to Donald Trump's insult, many of his supporters are showing their love for LeBron and his mission by making donations to the school.

The Cavaliers star gave an interview with Lemon this past Monday to discuss the new elementary school in his hometown of Akron, Ohio, which is a joint effort of the LeBron James Family Foundation and Akron Public Schools.

He has repeatedly said that anyone who kneels during the anthem should be fired.

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James said he chose to open the school, located down the street from his high school, because he knows exactly what young students are going through. One person who was apparently up late watching it: President Trump. It may be a reference to Michael Jordan, the NBA Hall-of-Famer whose legacy James is endlessly compared with. One, because I believe our president is trying to divide us.

Responses to the President's comments have been harsh and swift, crossing party lines.

Trump hadn't tweeted at James since he took office, so Friday's tweet was a predictable sea change on social media.

"I think (racism's) always been there".

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