Donald Trump hits back at LeBron James over CNN interview

04 August, 2018, 22:45 | Author: Kenneth Collins
  • Donald Trump's wife Melania Trump arrives to joint press conference in Helsinki Finland July,16,2018

Around midnight Friday, President Donald Trump attacked the intelligence of basketball titan LeBron James, tweeting that an interviewer "made Lebron look smart, which isn't easy to do".

James said his involvement in sports was the first time "I ever was around someone white", adding, "And I got an opportunity to see them and learn about them and they got an opportunity to learn about me, and we became very good friends".

While James is yet to respond (that's it fella, rise above it), people on social media have rallied to come to his defence, using it as a chance to praise him for his work with a new school for at-risk children in his hometown, Akron in Ohio. Trump tweeted his LeBron venom a day before making a trip to, you guessed it, Ohio.

Lebron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon. The I Promise School will provide free tuition, bicycles, food, counseling and other resources for students. "And in free agency Kobe hit me up himself like, "Hey, you want to be a Laker?' and I'm 'Hell ya, I've always been a Laker fan" and he said, 'Anyone insane enough to f*** with me is insane enough to play with me'". As Trump himself announced just hours later, he will be campaigning Saturday night on behalf of Troy Balderson, the Republican candidate in a closely-fought special election for the House seat representing Ohio's 12th Congressional district.

"Trump has only called Don Lemon & Lebron James "dumb" and he repeatedly refers to Maxine Waters as 'low IQ",' one man wrote.

"Mike" was an apparent reference to retired National Basketball Association legend Michael Jordan.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Price Leak, Release Date, Bundles
Samsung Knox, the company's enterprise solution, will allow IT managers to tailor interface with their business needs. Samsung shares slid 0.3 percent by 0620 GMT, compared with the flat broader market .KS11 .

"Who's the real dummy? LeBron just pledged millions for a school for underprivileged kids".

The White House did not immediately respond to a request to clarify Trump's remarks. LeBron is originally from Akron and in the interview with Don, he talked about how important sports can be in a child's life and how he felt Donald was "using sports to kinda divide us". New Los Angeles Lakers man, LeBron James, of course.

All-stars Bradley Beal and Karl-Anthony Towns were the first colleagues to react, before Donovan Mitchell also chimed in.

As was noted on Twitter Saturday morning, Lemon and James are two successful and respected African-American men who have risen in their respective careers.

He also called him a "so-called president" in the wake of the Charlottesville violence.

Recommended:

  • Trump threatens Turkey with sanctions over detained US  pastor

    Trump threatens Turkey with sanctions over detained US pastor

    Ties between North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies Turkey and the United States have been strained by the pastor Brunson case. On Wednesday, a court in Turkey ruled that Brunson, who has been detained for 21 months, should be transferred to house arrest .
    Florida man shot and killed over parking space

    Florida man shot and killed over parking space

    A man in a light-colored hat - later identified as Michael Drejka, 47 - went up to the auto , and he and Jacobs got into a spat. Their 4-month-old and 3-year-old were in the vehicle at the time of the shooting, while their 5-year-old was inside the store.
    Members of IN  family among 17 killed IN  Missouri duck boat sinking

    Members of IN family among 17 killed IN Missouri duck boat sinking

    Coleman, whose three children and husband all drowned, said the captain of the boat told them they would not need life jackets . While the boat's driver on water, 51-year-old Kenneth McKee, survived; its driver on land, 73-year-old Bob Williams, did not.
  • Firefighters in California gain ground on deadly Carr Fire

    Firefighters in California gain ground on deadly Carr Fire

    Mr Veverka, 34, said: "Right now, it's pretty much guaranteed we'll go from fire to fire to fire, until everything is out". Jerry Brown said Wednesday that fires have become the new normal in California due in large part to the changing weather.
    Drive through Carr Fire near Redding reveals apocalyptic scenes

    Drive through Carr Fire near Redding reveals apocalyptic scenes

    Jerry Brown had declared a state of emergency for Riverside and Shasta counties on Thursday in response to the fire. Mandatory evacuations are in place , and officials are telling people to be prepared to leave at any moment.
    Israel Evacuates Over 400 Civilians And White Helmets From Syria

    Israel Evacuates Over 400 Civilians And White Helmets From Syria

    The group, which operates in opposition-held areas, is often targeted in Syrian government attacks on its members and facilities. Moreover, now that Israel has helped the evacuation, they face a new charge of being "collaborators with Israel".
  • Plan Mask the colonization of Mars turned out to be impossible

    Plan Mask the colonization of Mars turned out to be impossible

    The local stargazers are invited for a camp to witness the Red Planet from 7 pm to 10 pm tonight at the Colombo Campus grounds. It can be seen by the naked eye, but try looking with a good set of binoculars if you don't have a telescope handy.

    PewDiePie 'sorry' for meme mocking Demi Lovato

    The source also said that that prior to the apparent overdose, the singer was around people who didn't have her sobriety in mind. The star has struggled with substance misuse issues for several years and is reported to have recently relapsed.
    Uber & Lyft Driver Caught Livestreaming His Passengers On Twitch

    Uber & Lyft Driver Caught Livestreaming His Passengers On Twitch

    Many viewers of Mr Gargac's videos left derogatory comments on the videos, rating passengers for their attractiveness. Regardless, Uber said Gargac's behavior was a breach of their standards and suspended him while they investigated.
  • Ohio State Releases Statement On Urban Meyer Investigation

    Ohio State Releases Statement On Urban Meyer Investigation

    Courtney Smith told Stadium, a sports network , that she told Meyer's wife in 2015 about the alleged domestic violence. The charge was dropped because of insufficient evidence.
    Hamilton gives up on German victory after catastrophe

    Hamilton gives up on German victory after catastrophe

    Vettel got out of his Ferrari cockpit, and trudged across the gravel, kicking his right foot at the sand in frustration. He added that "I didn't do much wrong" but his performance was "not enough to finish the race".
    Israel Strikes Syrian Military Site Tied to Iran

    Israel Strikes Syrian Military Site Tied to Iran

    Iran is Israel's arch-enemy and Netanyahu has pledged to keep it from entrenching itself militarily in Syria. President Donald trump in Moscow, in which both leaders spoke of the importance of Israel's security.


Popular

Trump calls on Sessions to end Mueller’s Russian Federation probe
In a series of tweets Wednesday morning, Trump said Sessions should stop the Mueller probe, which he again labelled as "Rigged Witch Hunt".

England reach lunch with Cook the only casualty
It remains to be seen whether match referee Jeff Crowe takes the same view, or decides instead some censure is in order for Kohli. First to go was Vijay (20 ), plumb LBW to a late inswinger, then KL Rahul (4 ) played on to leave the tourists on 54 for two.

Lunar Eclipse July 2018: Does eclipse affect human bodies?
The entire eclipse will be visible from Africa, the Middle East and countries in central Asia. Get breaking news on your Mobile as-it-happens.

Search continues for missing Iowa woman
Tibbetts had been planning to go with Jack to the wedding and she is close to the bride and groom, her mom said. Mollie Tibbetts , 20, was last seen jogging around her Brooklyn neighborhood in Iowa last Wednesday.

War of Words between Trump and Rouhani
Trump's decision in May to leave the agreement shows that it's Trump's government that's isolated, the Iranian president said. Iranian officials have in the past threatened to block the Strait of Hormuz in retaliation for any hostile U.S. action.

Uproar as Pakistan election results delayed and Imran Khan tipped for power
Unofficial projections by various local media outlets showed Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party enjoying a clear lead. Sharif's PML (N) is second with 64 seats, while the youngest candidate, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari comes in third with 38 seats.

Tape of Trump discussing hush money for alleged affair released
Collins was the pool reporter, meaning she represented all of the networks during a brief photo opportunity in the Oval Office. The conversation took place after The Journal in January revealed that Cohen had arranged the payment to Daniels.

United States warns Iran not to threaten them or the Iranian people
We've been around for millennia & seen fall of empires, incl our own, which lasted more than the life of some countries . Analysts say activists inside Iran see a connection between the global tensions and the worsening economics.

Controversial rapper 6ix9ine hospitalised after reportedly being pistol-whipped, kidnapped and robbed
Three hooded gunmen allegedly got out of the vehicle, grabbed Tekashi and pistol whipped the rapper knocking him unconscious. Tekashi was reportedly being driven home after working on a music video in Brooklyn when a auto bumped him from behind.

Aquaman Trailer: Jason Momoa Returns To Atlantis As Its Rightful King
Based on the looks of the latest trailer from Warner Bros , Shazam! will not be a movie that superhero fans will want to miss. Other topics discussed included Law's hot Dumbledore , and what they'd use Harry Potter magic for.