Trump Targets LeBron James, Don Lemon on Twitter After CNN Interview Airs

Donald Trump's wife Melania Trump arrives to joint press conference in Helsinki Finland July,16,2018

"I believe the president is kind of trying to divide us", James said. "(Is) he's kinda used sports to kinda divide us, and that's something that I can't relate to". James has always been an outspoken critic of the Trump administration, as well as a political activist and philanthropist. The school was designed for marginalized children who will attend free of tuition and expenses.

It came after the LA Lakers star accused Mr Trump of being divisive in a CNN interview.

Trump has repeatedly and strongly criticized the NFL in particular for not punishing players who kneel during the national anthem in a form of protest.

And so, a miffed Trump fired back.

Michael Jordan, referenced by Trump in his attack tweet, took Lebron's side, releasing a statement: "I support LJ".

President Donald Trump is turning his wrath on basketball superstar LeBron James. A man who puts kids in classrooms or one who puts kids in cages? As Trump himself announced just hours later, he will be campaigning Saturday night on behalf of Troy Balderson, the Republican candidate in a closely-fought special election for the House seat representing Ohio's 12th Congressional district.

President Donald Trump had something harsh to say on Twitter about LeBron James, seen here taking part in the opening of a school for under-privileged children. Others online noted the school for at-risk kids James opened up just this week.

Trump's timing is curious to say the least considering the fact that James' CNN interview was not the first time he voiced his displeasure at Trump's leadership.

What was the reaction to Trump's tweet?

And of course, no cycle of Trump shade is complete without Pete Souza, the former White House photographer for President Barack Obama, weighing in with a deep cut from his archives.

So here is the interview, followed by Trump's tweet and the responses to it. "For kids, in general, all they want to know is that someone cares".

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