Despite being Donald Trump’s favorite, Michael Jordan still stands by fellow NBA star LeBron James following the president’s ‘dumb’ insult. Here’s what the basketball legend had to say!
It all started when LeBron James gave an interview to CNN’s Don Lemon during which he called out Trump for using sports to divide people.
‘We are in a position in America where this race thing has taken over. One, because I believe our president is trying to divide us. He’s kind of used sports to divide us, and that’s something I can’t relate to,’ LeBron told the interviewer.
As expected, Trump did not like that, so he took to his favorite social media platform, Twitter, to insult both Lemon and LeBron’s intelligence.
‘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!’ he tweeted.
Funnily enough, it doesn’t seem like ‘Mike’ reciprocates your feelings, Mr. President!
In fact, through his publicist, Michael Jordan responded with: ‘I support LJ. He’s doing an amazing job for his community.’
Indeed, LeBron is worthy of praise for his initiative.
The man has opened a public school in his hometown Akron, Ohio, where underprivileged children can attend cost-free.
Not only that but they are also gifted bikes to ride to school and back in addition to receiving FREE college tuition as soon as they graduate!
And the help does not stop at the kids!
The I Promise School provides job assistance for their struggling parents as well!
Doesn’t it sound like Donald Trump should have applauded LeBron’s efforts instead of calling him dumb? Come on, Donald! Not cool!