They released the statement after Donald Trump’s Friday online rants. Donald Trump live-tweeted his reaction to an interview between James and CNN’s Don Lemon. During the interview, the Lebron James expressed himself saying Donald Trump is “using sports to kinda divide people.”
“LeBron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon,” the president wrote in response. “He made LeBron look smart, which isn’t easy to do. I like Mike!” -Donald Trump
James has not responded publicly to this tweet.
Michael Jordan released a statement shortly after, expressing his support for James’ community-oriented work. Lemon’s response to the president echoed the sentiment and also put the first lady in the hot seat by calling out her anti-bullying campaign, tweeting, “Who’s the real dummy? A man who puts kids in classrooms or one who puts kids in cages?”.
“It looks like LeBron James is working to do good things on behalf of our next generation and just as she always has, the first lady encourages everyone to have an open dialogue about issues facing children today,” says Melania Trump. In addition, Melania Trump says she would be open to visiting the I Promise School.