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Melania wades into Lebron James, Donald Trump feud

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Jeannette Daniel | 07 August, 2018, 12:42

LeBron was on the network to discuss his recently opened I Promise School in his hometown of Akron, Ohio.

US President Donald Trump has taunted US basketball player Lebron James and suggested that he prefers Michael Jordan.

"LeBron James certainly didn't build this school to give her a photo-op", she continued. “He made Lebron look smart, which isnt easy to do.”.

Twitter lit up with criticism against President Donald Trump after he took aim at National Basketball Association star Lebron James on Friday night.

James, who has been critical of Trump in the past, said during the interview that Trump was using sports to sow divisions in the US.

This weekend's controversy was just the latest in a long-running feud between James and the president.


James, who is departing from the Cleveland Cavaliers to play for the Los Angeles Lakers, is leaving far more than an impressive athletic reputation in his home state of Ohio. Despite Trump hinting that Michael Jordan is still the GOAT, Jordan said in a public statement, "I support LJ", adding that "He's doing an incredible job for his community".

Melania Trump has often traveled solo as well, including on two trips to visit the southern border, where Trump administration policies resulted in the separation of parents from their children.

The statement notes that Mrs. Trump has been promoting her Be Best campaign and talking to children about the "importance of responsible online behavior".

Ignoring Trump's compliment, Michael Jordan sided with James in a statement issued Saturday: "I support LeBron James".

"In the tweet, posted late Friday, he calls Lemon the 'dumbest ma on television" and implies that James is not as smart as Lemon portrayed him.

Pro Football Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe tweeted: "It should be beneath the dignity of a sitting POTUS to take racist shots at D. Lemon and Lebron James". "A man who puts kids in classrooms or one who puts them in cages?" and included a link to his interview with James. Lemon tweeted a response that read, "Who's the real dummy?" According to their website, The LeBron James Family Foundation's "mission is to positively affect the lives of children and young adults through education and co-curricular educational initiatives".

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