Donald Trump (left) and LeBron James.
PHOTO BY ARCHIVE
DUBAI – Lakers superstar LeBron James is no intellectual genius, as far as US President Donald Trump is concerned.
Trump, in a tweet, took aim at James and cable TV news personality Don Lemon, two of his vocal critics.
His tweet called Lemon the “the dumbest man on television,” and then said Lemon “made LeBron look smart, which isn’t easy to do.”
Trump finished the tweet with “I like Mike!” an apparent reference to favouring NBA legend Michael Jordan as perhaps the best NBA player ever.
James gave an interview with Lemon on Monday, in large part to tout a new elementary school in his hometown of Akron, Ohio.
The school, which is a joint effort of the LeBron James Family Foundation and Akron Public Schools, will benefit at-risk children.
During the interview, James spoke of sports as something that unites people, and added that the president was “using sports to kinda divide us.”
James has previously criticised Trump on several occasions, calling him a “bum” in September 2017 after the president rescinded an invitation to the Golden State Warriors to visit the White House after winning the NBA title. GAD/Expat Media
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