President Trump hurled personal insults at Lebron James on Friday night after the basketball star criticized him in an interview with CNN. “Lebron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon. He made Lebron look smart, which isn’t easy to do,” Trump tweeted. He concluded his tweet with an apparent reference to basketball legend Michael Jordan and the ongoing debate of who is the better NBA player of all time, saying, “I like Mike!”
The comment came after James told CNN’s Don Lemon he believed Trump was using sports to sow discord in the country. “I can’t sit back and say nothing,” James said, recalling the NFL kneeling protests that saw Trump intervene and call for suspensions of players. James’ comments about the president came after he won praise for opening an $8 million public school for at-risk youth in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. Read more at CNN.