It took a few days, but President Donald Trump finally weighed in on LeBron James‘ interview with CNN’s Don Lemon.
Oh, not the part where James talked about the school he opened to help out hundreds of at-risk kids, the part where he dared criticize the President:
Lebron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon. He made Lebron look smart, which isn’t easy to do. I like Mike!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 4, 2018
But for some strange reason, a lot of people were angry at the President for such a juvenile attack on James while he’s in the news for doing a genuine public good:
No matter how bad your life gets, no matter how lonely or isolated you feel, you’ll never be the president of the United States angrily tweeting about a LeBron James interview on a Friday night https://t.co/Ly22NEJtDe
— Mike Drucker (@MikeDrucker) August 4, 2018
— W. Kamau Bell (@wkamaubell) August 4, 2018
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) August 4, 2018
Another ignorant statement from the dumbest man ever to occupy the Oval Office (many people are saying). We’re fighting to #LowerHealthCareCosts #IncreasePay #CleanUpCorruption. Get. A. Life. https://t.co/xPOQCWDqE1
— Hakeem Jeffries (@RepJeffries) August 4, 2018
Putin is good Lebron is bad https://t.co/NSYnoy1tct
— Charles Gasparino (@CGasparino) August 4, 2018
Rather than criticizing @KingJames, we should be celebrating him for his charity work and efforts to help kids.
By the way, all-around he’s better than Michael Jordan. That’s a fact.
— John Kasich (@JohnKasich) August 4, 2018
The interview centered on LeBron opening a public school for underprivileged children and families https://t.co/hLjBaJyEJQ
— andrew kaczynski? (@KFILE) August 4, 2018
What responsible & right-thinking adult can point to @realDonaldTrump as a role model for our youth? Whenever he spews lies, insults, and polarizing hate speech against fellow Americans, think of its harmful impact on our young people and the way they talk, act, & treat others. https://t.co/S8sPpydvt9
— John O. Brennan (@JohnBrennan) August 4, 2018
Thought this throwback photograph from President Obama’s 49th birthday was an appropriate one to wish him a happy birthday today. And now he and LeBron have something in common—being the recipient of racist and bullying tweets from the current president. Oh, and both of them like Mike. #throwshadethenvote
[photo via Getty Images]
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