Melania Trump Walks Back Support For LeBron James

Melania Trump Walks Back Support For LeBron James

Ross Houston
August 7, 2018

Many NBA stars took the side of LeBron James after the tweet of United States president Donald Trump against the newest Laker and even Michael Jordan defends the current "King" of the NBA.

Despite Trump hinting that Michael Jordan is still the GOAT, Jordan said in a public statement, "I support LJ", adding that "He's doing an unbelievable job for his community". "He's doing an awesome job for his community", the Chicago Bulls legend said.

During the interview, James also discussed a new school he has opened for underprivileged children in his home town of Akron, Ohio, which offers free meals and bikes to students, as well as job placement assistance for parents and an on-site food bank.

During the interview, Lemon proceeded to ask James what he would say to the President if he were sitting in the same room at that very moment, to which James quickly replied, "I would never sit across from him".

The statement said: "Just as she always has, the First Lady encourages everyone to have an open dialogue about issues facing children today". Donald Trump has taken swipes at James on Twitter. James spoke to Lemon from the public, non-charter school he opened for at-risk kids in Akron, called the I Promise school.

Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Anthony Tolliver called the president's statements an "embarrassment".

In a possible dig at her husband she noted the "importance of responsible online behaviour".

Mr Trump derided the intelligence of one of the nation's most prominent African-American men in a late-night tweet.

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". "I was like, wow, this is all because of sports".

The First Lady's comments come after Trump used Twitter to attack the famous basketball star.

Last September, James called the president a "bum" after Trump withdrew his invitation for the National Basketball Association champion Golden State Warriors to visit the White House.

"I support LeBron James".

James also denied having any political aspirations of his own, until Trump was mentioned as a possible opponent.

James, meanwhile, did not join what is turning out a verbal war and instead on Saturday morning shared photos from the school he just opened.

More recently, Grisham responded to CNN on the first lady's behalf when a news story suggested the President was upset that the first lady was watching a cable news channel aboard Air Force One that he did not like.

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