Screw that! Lebron James has an enormous influence, and I like the fact that the President punches back. (So had Lemon, for that matter.) But Trump's response, in a tweet he sent shortly before midnight, went straight for the worst superlatives.
Whatever the reception, it seems obvious that the I PROMISE school is part of a statement from LeBron James that he will not just "shut up and dribble" anytime soon.
Trump criticized James on Friday after an interview aired with CNN anchor Don Lemon in which he deemed Trump divisive. "He made Lebron look smart, which isn't easy to do". After the Nazi gathering resulted in one of the white supremacists driving his vehicle through a crowd of counter protesters, killing Heather Heyer, the president said in a speech that there were "very fine people on both sides". "But I would just like to note that referring to African Americans as dumb - remember, this is America - referring to African Americans as dumb is one of the oldest canards of America's racist past and present that black people are of inferior intelligence".
Trump's counselor Kellyanne Conway echoed the comments of the President's daughter Sunday. What I've noticed over the last few months is that he's kind of using sport to divide us.
"Notice a pattern?" Lemon asked Monday.
Noah pointed out that Trump has had disputes with U.S. Reps. Lemon reminded his viewers that Trump once called certain participants at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville "very fine people".
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Mr Trump has taken a harsh stance on the ongoing debate over players in the National Football League (NFL) who refuse to stand for the national anthem in protest against racial injustice and police brutality.
Ivanka, the president's daughter and senior adviser, said during an event for the Axios news website on Thursday that seeing the aftermath of separating families at the border - desperate mothers and distraught children - was 'a low point for me'.
Reacting to Trump's tweet, fellow athletes, sports writers and fans jumped to James' defence and criticised the USA president, while Jordan also offered his support.
Ohio Gov. Josh Kasich, a Republican who at times criticizes Trump, tweeted: "Rather than criticizing @KingJames, we should be celebrating him for his charity work and efforts to help kids".
"At a time where he's putting on display his school, which is changing lives, there's no need", Rodgers said, calling the decision "absolutely handsome".
But it is also offering new insight into the President's unashamed willingness to launch attacks that touch on the most sensitive fault lines of American life, like race and freedom of expression, that even some of those closest to him find hard to publicly defend.