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US President Donald Trump hits back at LeBron James over CNN interview

US President Donald Trump hits back at LeBron James over CNN interview”

That criticism drew the ire of the President, who was critical of James and Lemon in a tweet sent out late Friday evening.

Trump attacked the three-time champion after an interview in which James said Trump uses sports to sow divisions among people in the US.

Donald Trump insulted James on Friday night hours after CNN re-aired an interview with the basketball player and reporter Don Lemon.

Kiffin retweeted a story from Sporting News about Melania Trump praising LeBron James for opening his I Promise school.

"I don't have to tell (asterisk) anyone (asterisk) what LeBron James means to OH", tweeted Democrat Danny O'Connor, who was running against state Sen.

"I support LeBron James".

James gave the interview in large part to tout a new elementary school in his hometown of Akron, Ohio.

"As you know, Mrs Trump has travelled the country and world talking to children about their well-being, healthy living, and the importance of responsible online behaviour with her Be Best initiative".

Following the tweet, which came in a week after James opened his I Promise School for at-risk children in Akron, Ohio, Trump was predictably lashed for insinuating that James was unintelligent. "He's doing an fantastic job for his community".

James had said in an interview that Trump was divisive and had emboldened racists. The spokesperson of the first lady of United States later issued a surprising statement in which she has heaped praises for the National Basketball Association star.

And all of this was in flawless timing to of Trump's rally in Delaware County, Ohio on Saturday afternoon. Trump tweeted in 2013 to call James a "great guy" after he won 2013's Athlete of the Year ESPY award.

Asked what he would say to Trump if he was sat across from him, James replied: "I would never sit across from him". Their history includes trading barbs when Trump revoked an invitation to the White House for the Warriors. He also ended by tweet by stating he preferred Michael Jordan. Lemon responded on Saturday morning and he wasn't afraid to throw some serious shade.



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