On Friday night, Donald Trump tweeted that CNN news anchor Don Lemon made LeBron James “look smart, which isn’t easy to do” in a recent interview. Trump also added that he “likes Mike!” (referring to Michael Jordan and the debate over who is the G.O.A.T.) and called Lemon “the dumbest man on television.”
Lebron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon. He made Lebron look smart, which isn’t easy to do. I like Mike!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 4, 2018
James has been outspoken about the current political climate, labeling Trump a “bum” and maintaining that the president has been using sports to divide Americans.
There are a number of old tweets from Trump’s account that contradict his criticism of LeBron:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 12, 2012
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 17, 2013
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 18, 2013
Great shot by @KingJames yesterday. Lebron is a tough competitor who delivers under pressure.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 11, 2015
Earlier this week, James opened his remarkable I Promise public school in Akron, Ohio, which was the reason for his sit down with Lemon. The school is focused on helping at-risk, inner-city students who are behind academically, as well as offering career and emotional support for their families. Here is a list of all the incredible things Bron is helping to provide:
— SLAM (@SLAMonline) July 31, 2018