President Donald Trump takes swipe at LeBron James, celebrates Michael Jordan

Trump and James

Earlier this week, the new Lakers player and the most famous active National Basketball Association star had said in an interview with CNN's Don Lemon that the USA leader was using "sports to kinda divide us".

I support LJ. He's doing an wonderful job for his community.

Last month, when the New York Times published a story claiming Mr. Trump became frustrated when the first lady's TV was turned to CNN instead of Fox News, Grisham issued a statement to CNN saying the first lady can watch "any channel she wants".

During the interview with Lemon, James talked about how sports can bring people together and mentioned he felt that Trump was using sports "to kinda divide us". "We could not be more proud to have LeBron James as part of our Lakers family", Buss said in a released statement on behalf of the team.

The "I like Mike" conclusion to the tweet was in reference to the debate over whether Michael Jordan or James should be considered the NBA's all-time greatest.

Trump's tweet on Friday night drew accusations of racism because Lemon and James are black men and had been discussing Trump's previous attacks on black athletes in the interview.

First lady Melania Trump is "open" to visiting LeBron James's school for at-risk kids. "I like Mike!", Donald's highly opinionated tweet read. In September, James called Trump a "bum" for uninviting the NBA-champion Golden State Warriors to the White House.

He suggested that since James no longer resides or represents a swing state in OH and has moved to the state of California which is essentially a lost cause, Trump can say what he feels. Shortly before midnight, he made his thoughts known on what he thought of the LeBron-Lemon conversation.

"I would never sit across from him", he said.

Melania Trump isn't on her husband's side in his personal battle with LeBron James. "Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!"

Even Republican John Kasich took Mr Trump to task for his comments on James. "We are in a position right now in America, more importantly, where this whole - this race thing - is taking over".

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