Melania hails LeBron James after Donald Trump Mocked NBA Star

Deanna Kelley
August 6, 2018

The former hardline leader is one of many high-profile figures including first lady Melania Trump who have condemned the president's Twitter attack on James after he was criticized by the National Basketball Association star in a CNN interview Friday.

"I support LJ", Jordan, now the owner of the NBA's Charlotte Hornets, said in a statement released through his publicist.

I support LJ. He's doing an fantastic job for his community.

James, who signed recently for the Los Angeles Lakers, was being interviewed about a school he recently opened for underpriviledged children in his hometown of Akron, Ohio, among other topics.

Trump's tweet also contradicted past statements from the president, in which he has repeatedly said he no longer watches CNN, which he has decried as "Fake News".

One person wrote: "LeBron James has done more good for this country in the last week as a basketball player than Trump has in a year and a half as President of the United States".

LeBron James was interviewed by CNN's Don Lemon on Monday, and that interview re-aired Friday night, per CNN.

As backlash built on Saturday, Lemon shot back in a tweet. It said: "I support LeBron James".

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The reason for that diss was that the president ended up canceling his invitation to the White House for the Golden State Warriors in order for them to celebrate winning the championship there. I like Mike (Michael Jordan)!

During the said interview, LeBron did say his opinion on Trump, and it looks like the leader of the free world didn't like that.

Not only has Michael Jordan since backed LeBron, but even Melania is coming to Bron's aide. "A man who puts kids in classrooms or one who puts kids in cages?" he tweeted. Grisham adds that the first lady "would be open" to visiting James' school.

James himself has not responded to Trump.

"Going to the White House was a great honour until you showed up!" However, he's keeping busy with much more important things than petty Twitter wars.

"I would never sit across from him", James replied.

Someone else commented: "Lebron's school will make a more powerful and positive impact in more people's than Trump could ever dream of".

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