Michael Jordan voices support for Lebron after Trump insult

Donald Trump takes shot at LeBron James

Donald Trump takes shot at LeBron James

Writing in the late hours of Friday night, Trump said "Lebron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon".

Asked by Lemon about the U.S. president's attacks on black athletes such as football player Colin Kaepernick, James said the president was "using sports to kinda divide us".

When we're a sport website and we have to talk about Donald Trump, you know he's done something silly - once again.

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

Trump had apparently watched a rebroadcast of the interview, CNN said, which originally aired Monday.

On Monday, James sat down for an interview to promote a new public school that his charitable foundation helped build. Trump is travelling to OH on Saturday for a campaign rally.

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James said his involvement in sports was the first time "I ever was around someone white", adding, "And I got an opportunity to see them and learn about them and they got an opportunity to learn about me, and we became very good friends". Students' parents receive GED classes and job placement assistance, and if the student completes the school program and graduates from high school, James will cover their full tuition at the University of Akron.

It was a great moment that the Los Angeles Lakers superstar wanted to share with the world, so he granted an interview with Don Lemon on CNN.

The president jumped on the LeBron comments on Friday evening and let loose with a tweet.

"Who's the real dummy?", the CNN anchor tweeted Saturday. A man who puts kids in classrooms or one who puts kids in cages?

Kasich took to Twitter to back one of Ohio's native sons, by stating that it would be more prudent to celebrate LeBron's remarkable work for the kids of OH, as opposed to bashing him publicly. It may be a reference to Michael Jordan, the NBA Hall-of-Famer whose legacy James is endlessly compared with. "You bum. Me and my friends call each other that all the time".

While a number of politicians, fellow athletes, and other public figures have come to the defense of LeBron James, the National Basketball Association star and philanthropist had remained quiet - until Saturday afternoon.

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