Don Lemon Responds to Trump’s Insulting Tweet About His LeBron James Interview

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At the end of the interview, Lemon challenged Trump, a move that perhaps invoked the Trump tweet.

"The president tweeted Friday after Don Lemon interviewed James on CNN about James' new school for at-risk children, which opened early last week". Trump tweeted his LeBron venom a day before making a trip to, you guessed it, Ohio.

Trump then, unexpectedly, appeared to weigh in on the growing debate over who is the greatest National Basketball Association player of all time, James or Michael Jordan, by writing "I like Mike!"

LeBron James is one of the greatest pro basketball players in history. "Tweet about that. (A) professional athlete doing a good thing for his community".

Some also speculated Trump's attack came as LeBron had moved to California, which is not a swing state like OH, where he previously lived, unscathed by the President's wrath. After Trump rescinded his invitation to the Golden State Warriors, James called him a "bum". The school provides free tuition, free supplies, and even a free bike to all students, and also gives free college tuition to all who graduate from high school. I was like 'this is all because of sports.' And sports has never been something that divided people.

The I Promise School is the culmination of almost a decade of work by James' foundation, with its focus on educating children from challenging situations or backgrounds.

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The network's PR and communications Twitter feed invoked first lady Melania Trump to hit back at the president.

"Who's the real dummy?" Lemon tweeted. "A man who puts kids in classrooms or one who puts kids in cages?"

Additionally, Trump's insult has highlighted a number of comparisons between Trump's and James' accomplishments and behavior, many of which do not redound to Trump's benefit - most obviously, James' new school and Trump University. The statement doesn't criticize the president.

James also said he wouldn't attend a ceremony at the White House if his team had won the NBA Finals.

'I believe our president is trying to divide us. he is, he's dividing us and what I have noticed over the last few months is that he's kind of used sport to divide'.

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