Melania Trump Praises LeBron James After Donald Trump Disses him

  • Melania Trump Praises LeBron James After Donald Trump Disses him

Melania Trump Praises LeBron James After Donald Trump Disses him

On the night of August 3, the president took to Twitter to slam LeBron and journalist Don Lemon after seeing an interview that LeBron gave to CNN about opening the school earlier in the week. In his interview with Lemon, he said he'd consider running for president if he believed he was the only person who could stop Trump from being re-elected.

In the interview, the National Basketball Association superstar said the President was using athletics and athletes to split up the country and would not sit down across from Trump if he were given the opportunity. Grisham adds that the first lady "would be open" to visiting James' school.

Earlier this week, LeBron James spoke to CNN's Don Lemon about racism, America, and Trump. Though not much should have been expected from the man who once uttered: "Republicans buy sneakers, too". Trump tweeted his LeBron venom a day before making a trip to, you guessed it, Ohio. It said: "I support LeBron James". Once in OH, however, Trump stayed away from the controversy and never mentioned James as he hammered away at Democrats and other favorite targets. Lemon tweeted a response that read, "Who's the real dummy?"

"He's kind of used sport to. divide us and that's something I can't relate to, because I know that sport was the first time I ever was around someone white".

Jordan, now the owner of the NBA's Charlotte Hornets, said in a statement released through his publicist: "I support LJ". The statement read: "I support LJ, he's doing an incredible job for his community".

Trump has fallen out with sports personalities in the past.

In June, the latter said neither the Cleveland Cavaliers - James' previous team - nor the Golden State Warriors would be invited to the White House following the NBA Finals. Instead, Bleacher Report shares that Jordan has also issued a statement in support of his fellow athlete.

Many, including professional athletes and the Republican governor of OH, were critical of Trump's statements.

Last year, Trump also withdrew an invitation to the National Basketball Association champions Warriors after Curry and several teammates indicated misgivings about attending a White House event.

Before entering politics, Trump frequently praised James and his own family tried to recruit him to the New York Knicks in 2010.