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LeBron James Opens New School, Gets Criticized by Donald Trump

07 August, 2018, 12:44 | Author: Tommie Newton
  • Dan Rather blasts Trump for ‘racist’ criticism of Le Bron James Don Lemon

Melania Trump has praised LeBron James for his charity work, saying she is open to visiting his new public school, hours after her husband Donald Trump questioned the National Basketball Association superstar's intelligence.

But James himself steered clear of the matter on social media, on Saturday tweeting only a picture of students at his new school with the message: "Let's get it kids!"

Jordan responded to the President's tweet shortly afterwards, commenting, "I support LJ".

The statement seemingly contradicted her husband's tweet from Friday night. "He made Lebron look smart, which isn't easy to do", the president tweeted.

April 4, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; Michael Jordan in attendance during the first half in the championship game of the 2016 NCAA Men's Final Four between the North Carolina Tar Heels and Villanova Wildcats at NRG Stadium.

The LeBron James Family Foundation and the Akron (Ohio) Public Schools on Monday opened a new elementary school for at-risk children in his hometown.

Trump also suggested he prefers basketball legend Michael Jordan to James, a possible reference to the keen debate about which of the two men is the better player.

Trump was traveling Saturday to OH to hold a rally for state Sen.

Anderson's late strike denies Gerrard winning Premiership start
Goals from Australian midfielder Tom Rogic and striker Odsonne Edouard secured a comfortable lead at half-time at Celtic Park. Brendan Rodgers' Bhoys got their campaign off to a winning start with a 3-1 win away to Livingston on Saturday.

Geraldo Rivera, the journalist and Trump confidant, broke with the president to say he wished Trump "turned other cheek re @KingJames & @donlemon While I disagree with their conclusion that @POTUS is using sports to divide America along racial lines, they're both honest & intelligent men".

Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Anthony Tolliver called the president's statements an "embarrassment".

During the interview, Lemon proceeded to ask James what he would say to the President if he were sitting in the same room at that very moment, to which James quickly replied, "I would never sit across from him".

James has always been critical of Trump. Just about more philanthropic work Trump has ever done combined.

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. "Who's the real dummy?"

James described Mr Trump as a "bum" after the furor.

But he also uses "stupid" - or variations thereof - as a favored insult.

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