Trump directly insults LeBron James’ intelligence, which, come on
In response to a CNN interview where LeBron James offered his commentary on Trump’s divisiveness, the President of the United States did what he does best — took to his Twitter account to throw out a particularly low insult.
In the interview, LeBron tells Lemon he feels Trump uses athletics as a weapon to “divide” the country — something LeBron says he can’t relate to because he’s always known sports as something that brings people together.
— CNN Tonight (@CNNTonight) July 31, 2018
Trump, who most certainly uses athletics as a divisive weapon in his arsenal of racist manipulation tactics (see: his commentary on national anthem protests, his attacks on winning sports teams that don’t want to go to the White House to meet him, etc.), apparently took a break from round-the-clock Fox News coverage last night.
Directed at both CNN’s Don Lemon — who conducted the interview — and LeBron himself, Trump once again showed us all who he really is: a racist, insecure asshole who can’t stand it that most celebrities despise him.
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
This coming after a huge week in the news for LeBron — who opened up his amazing I Promise school on Monday — is telling. Trump can’t handle it when anyone garners more headlines than he does, especially if they’re positive. And especially if the person earning national praise is a black athlete.
Naturally, the internet isn’t having any of Trump’s nonsense today.
This is apparently what the President of the United States feels the need to share with the world at what should be long past his bedtime? It's a disgrace. It's racist. And it's the product of petty but dangerous hatreds. I repeat this is the PRESIDENT??!? https://t.co/MA8nZUxFc7
— Dan Rather (@DanRather) August 4, 2018
No matter how bad your life gets, no matter how lonely or isolated you feel, you’ll never be the president of the United States angrily tweeting about a LeBron James interview on a Friday night https://t.co/Ly22NEJtDe
— Mike Drucker (@MikeDrucker) August 4, 2018
This week LeBron James opened up a school for at-risk kids in Akron https://t.co/sbIdytpM4W
— Ike Barinholtz (@ikebarinholtz) August 4, 2018
LeBron living in the president's head rent free at midnight on a Friday. GOAT.
— Sam (@simmonsclass) August 4, 2018
•Lebron James donated $40M of his own money to fund education
•Your administration took tens of millions to defund education
It’s clear to all people with integrity who’s the smart one https://t.co/VxgQiye3B4
— Qasim Rashid, Esq. (@MuslimIQ) August 4, 2018
Even Don Lemon weighed in with the sad, brutal truth.
— Don Lemon (@donlemon) August 4, 2018
LeBron has yet to offer a reaction to Trump’s latest Twitter rant, but it seems like people everywhere have his back. As for Michael Jordan, the “Mike” Trump apparently “likes,” no word yet on how he feels about being brought into the President’s pettiness.