Melania Trump Walks Back Support For LeBron James

Melania Trump Walks Back Support For LeBron James

"[LeBron James]. He's doing an awesome job for his community". "He's doing an incredible job for his community", the Chicago Bulls legend said.

US President Donald Trump has lashed out at National Basketball Association superstar LeBron James following his CNN interview where he said he would never speak with the President.

As you can imagine, James received heavy backlash from both diehard Trump supporters and the President himself, who went out of his way to take a personal attack on James and interviewer Don Lemon.

James is considered by many to be the greatest player in basketball history, rivaled by Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan.

CNN, which Trump has repeatedly said is a purveyor of "fake news", then mocked the president and first lady about their television viewing habits and even slighted Melania's #BeBest platform.

In the interview with CNN's Lemon, James gave a tour of the "I Promise" school, his latest venture, which is a school for at-risk youth. He opened a glorious public school in his hometown of Akron, Ohio - that's why he was being interviewed on CNN - and is already paying for over 1,000 students to attend the University of Akron. She complimented James opening his I Promise School and added she would be open to visit.

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In February, James explained why he was critical of the president: "While we cannot change what comes out of that man's mouth, we can continue to alert the people that watch us, that listen to us, that this is not the way".

"You know, we are in a position right now in America where this race thing [has] taken over", James told Lemon. He also ended by tweet by stating he preferred Michael Jordan. Minnesota center Karl Anthony Towns questioned why Trump was using his time to tweet about this instead of addressing the water issues in Flint, MI.

James also said he would never "sit across" from Trump.

Lakers owner Jeanie Buss said the franchise "could not be more proud to have LeBron James as part of our Lakers family".

James had said in an interview that Trump was divisive and had emboldened racists. In 2013, he congratulated James on winning Athlete of the Year at the ESPYs and "a great guy". He did not mention James during a campaign rally.

"If someone tried to recruit a LeBron to run for president, they said, 'Listen, they've got no one, if you don't run, Trump's going to win, ' would you run?"

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