Trump Bashes LeBron James On Twitter; First Lady Praises NBA Star

Donald Trump attacks LeBron James in late-night tweet

Trump Targets LeBron James, Don Lemon on Twitter After CNN Interview Airs

Late Friday night, President Donald Trump attacked both Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James and CNN host Don Lemon on Twitter after watching James' CNN interview, which originally aired Monday.

"I support LJ", Jordan said in a statement, according to Yahoo Sports' Shams Charania. "He's doing an fantastic job for his community".

This tweet comes just days after James opened his remarkable I Promise public school in Akron, Ohio, which was the whole reason for his sit down with Lemon.

After Donald Trump sniped back at LeBron James' suggestion that he fuels American racial divides, support has flooded in for the National Basketball Association great - including from the United States president's own wife, Melania. But one major comment that may have sparked Trump's outburst was James' response when Lemon asked if he'd ever want to speak to the president.

The statement from Stephanie Grisham said, "It looks like LeBron James is working to do good things on behalf of our next generation".

The President's tweet came after he watched CNN anchor/reporter Don Lemon interview James.

Lemon responded to Trump's tweet on Saturday morning.

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James tweeted Saturday about the I Promise school, saying "Love you guys".

Trump and James have long traded jibes on social media.

As outrage over Mr Trump's comments grew, James sent out a tweet of his own, but not one directly aimed at Trump. James also mentioned Colin Kaepernick, who was targeted by Trump for his protests over racial injustice by kneeling during the anthem. She noted that the first lady's platform, centered around the "Be Best" initiative, includes "visiting organizations, hospitals and schools".

"I'm sure it's just a coincidence that Trump thinks African-Americans are dumb", Tweeted political writer Max Boot.

"Who's the real dummy?"

And of course, no cycle of Trump shade is complete without Pete Souza, the former White House photographer for President Barack Obama, weighing in with a deep cut from his archives.

"We're in a position right now in America, more importantly, where this race thing has taken over because I believe our president is kinda trying to divide us", he said.

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