Michael Jordan Offers Support For LeBron James Amid Criticism From Donald Trump

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The current Commander-in-Chief took the time to tweet a dissing message about NBA basketball player LeBron James, 33, and CNN journalist Don Lemon, 52, on the night of August 3 after the two had an interview in which LeBron spoke his mind about Donald.

"For someone to try to divide us by using our platform of sport?" he told Nichols.

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

President Trump responded by Twitter on Friday night to a CNN anchor's recent interview with an National Basketball Association superstar.

James was interviewed by Lemon Monday, after James' foundation and the Akron (Ohio) Public Schools launched a new elementary school for at-risk children. Trump is travelling to OH on Saturday for a campaign rally.

Trump's timing is curious to say the least considering the fact that James' CNN interview was not the first time he voiced his displeasure at Trump's leadership.

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Lemon's questions mostly focused on James's time off the court, covering the I Promise model inspired by James's childhood search of sanctuary away from crime and violence in Akron.

President Trump took to Twitter late Friday night to take a shot at former Cavaliers star LeBron James.

What's especially wonderful. LeBron actually exercised restraint on Lemon's show in criticizing the President.

Trump's tweet came four days after the CNN interview originally aired.

Most of the interview focused on other matters, particularly James's efforts in OH to create an elementary school with an eye toward helping kids get their lives on track. It may be a reference to Michael Jordan, the NBA Hall-of-Famer whose legacy James is endlessly compared with.

"So let me get this straight: Flint, MI has dirty water still, but you anxious about an interview about a man doing good for education and generations of kids in his hometown?" One, because I believe our president is trying to divide us. "This tweet is immature and offensive I would like to know why he considers these two successful black men "dumb".