Michael Jordan says 'I support' LeBron James after Trump attack

Michael Jordan says 'I support' LeBron James after Trump attack

From NFL players taking a knee on the field in protest of racial injustice to President Trump insulting LeBron James on Twitter, athletes have become increasingly entwined in politics over the past few years. Sports stars rally Elsewhere, Trump's former Democratic rival Hillary Clinton backed James as a "great family man" and "incredible ballplayer" who "gives back to his community, and isn't afraid to speak his mind".

"I would never sit across from him", the four-time MVP replied, before adding: "I'd sit across from Barack [Obama], though". "He's doing an incredible job for his community".

The most jarring gap between Trump and those around him emerged this weekend, after the President's attack on the newest, most famous member of the Los Angeles Lakers, who has just opened a school in Akron, Ohio, and has in the past been critical of the President's views on race.

Melania Trump made headlines when her spokeswoman issued a statement Saturday that said James appears to be "working to do good things" for children.

James had said worse about the president.

James is considered by many to be the greatest player in basketball history, rivaled by Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan.

Although Lemon had tweeted a short response following Trump's tweet - "Who's the real dummy?"

James had criticized Trump before the February remarks that raised Ingraham's ire, and he has continued to do so, most recently in late July, when he told CNN's Don Lemon that the president has "used sport" to "divide" people.

'LeBron puts children through school. In response, Fox News pundit Laura Ingraham dedicated a segment to chiding James for discussing politics at all while a professional athlete.

Trump puts them in cages. "I support you but this is unacceptable, you need to apologize immediately, ' wrote Wesley Cantrell".

"So let me get this straight: Flint, Missouri, has dirty water still, but you anxious about an interview about a man doing good for education and generations of kids in his hometown?" he asked the president on Twitter. "Think about that. Is this who we really are?".

Lane Kiffin isn't a stranger to exploiting weaknesses, which is exactly why he's ready to tackle the problems brewing in the White House.

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