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Published: Mon, August 06, 2018
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Jordan defends LeBron after Trump remarks

Jordan defends LeBron after Trump remarks

James said on Twitter.

"He's dividing us", James said.

Trump happened to see the interview on Friday, and the president blasted both James and Lemon in a tweet posted just before midnight. In the tweet, Trump insults Lemon's and James' intelligence and ends it by saying, "I like Mike!"

Last year, James tweeted directly at Trump after the president tweeted that he was withdrawing the White House invitation to the Golden State Warriors because Stephen Curry was "hesitating" about going.

"I like Mike!" he added, referring to NBA legend Michael Jordan, who along with James is widely considered as one of the greatest basketball players ever.

But in yet another blow for the President, Jordan came out in support of James, saying he's "doing unbelievable work for his community".

The school, which is a joint effort of the LeBron James Family Foundation and Akron Public Schools, will benefit at-risk children.

During the interview, James and Lemon toured the school and discussed sports, politics and race relations.

When we're a sport website and we have to talk about Donald Trump, you know he's done something silly - once again.

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

On Saturday, Jordan weighed in, telling NBC through a spokesman: "I support LJ".

Trump's timing is curious to say the least considering the fact that James' CNN interview was not the first time he voiced his displeasure at Trump's leadership. He also mentioned how the tweet appeared racist.

"Lemon ended the tweet with the hashtag "#BeBest", a reference to Melania's initiative focusing on children.

Journalist Tiffany Cross on Sunday asserted that National Basketball Association player LeBron James should steer clear of First Lady Melania Trump because she "is neither an ally or a friend".

James was being interviewed about a school he recently opened in OH for underprivileged children.

Asked what he would say to Trump if he were present, James replied, "I would never sit across from him".

As outrage over Mr Trump's comments grew, James sent out a tweet of his own, but not one directly aimed at Trump.

But their relationship on Twitter hasn't always been so fraught.

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