‘I like Mike!’: Trump disses LeBron James

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

Tweeted Trump: "Lebron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon".

Critics joined Mitchell in defense of James and Lemon - both of whom are black.

On Friday, Trump tweeted about James and Lemon, who has also been critical of him in the past.

Trump's offhand Twitter dig came in response to an interview between James and CNN's Don Lemon, which focused on an ambitious new public school James has founded in Akron. Lemon's chief offense was apparently making James look smart, which Trump said "wasn't easy to do".

The "Mike" comment is a reference to Michael Jordan, who LeBron is trying to usurp as the greater National Basketball Association player of all time. LeBron James has yet to respond to Trump's comments. "He's doing an fantastic job for his community".

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.

'When you're part of sports, it brings so much camaraderie and so much fun. "Not shocked it happened during a week where LeBron literally opened a school for at-risk kids". In his interview with Lemon, he said he would consider running for president if he believed he was the only person who could stop Trump from being re-elected.

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. He added the hashtag #BeBest, a reference to an initiative by the first lady, Melania Trump, that aims to help children.

"Who's the real dummy?" Not one word or follow-up that takes issue with anything either man has actually said.

"The school, the Foundation explains, is a "culmination of years of on-the-ground work and research-based interventions" funded by James" I PROMISE program. The two also occupy separate wings of the White House. But even some Trump allies chided the remark.

'LeBron puts children through school.

A number of athletes spoke out in support of James.

This was all done with James' own money, too. He has been criticized for complimenting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ("smart cookie") and Russian President Vladimir Putin ("very smart") and has been known to praise himself as "a very stable genius".

He also called him a "so-called president" in the wake of the Charlottesville violence.

"I don't have to tell (asterisk) anyone (asterisk) what LeBron James means to Ohio", Democrat Danny O'Connor tweeted.

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