Melania Trump Praises LeBron James After Donald Trump Mocks Him

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

Michael Jordan stands with LeBron James after Donald Trump's Twitter insults

Several NBA players, however, fired back at President Trump in the wake of the tweet.

Trump traveled to a high school north of Columbus for a political rally Saturday night.

Bradley Beal of the Washington Wizards responded to Mr. Trump's tweet with "Tired of you!"

In an interview that aired last Monday, James and Lemon discussed James' recent opening of a school for underprivileged children and politics. The grossly insecure President, who is manic over and obsessed with cable news, simply can not handle criticism and responds with wild and baseless personal attacks.

Melania Trump's spokeswoman said the first lady is "open to visiting" basketball star LeBron James's new $8 million school in OH for low-income and at-risk students, after the president derided James's intelligence on Twitter.

The statement noted that Mrs. Trump has been promoting her Be Best campaign and talking to children about the "importance of responsible online behavior".

"In response, a spokeswoman for Melania Trump said that the first lady watches 'any channel she wants, '" the Hill reported.

President Donald Trump speaks during a rally Aug. 4 2018 in Lewis Center Ohio
President Donald Trump speaks during a rally Aug. 4 2018 in Lewis Center Ohio

Only hours after Donald Trump attacked James on Twitter, deriding his intelligence, the First Lady released a statement through her spokesperson, heaping praise on LeBron and his current activism.

While James has not yet commented on Mr. Trump's insult, other National Basketball Association players came out in support of him. "He is doing an wonderful job for his community".

Elsewhere, Trump's former Democratic rival Hillary Clinton backed James as a "great family man" and "incredible ballplayer" who "gives back to his community, and isn't afraid to speak his mind". "LeBron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon", Trump wrote.

James has always been critical of Trump.

It's no surprise the president took a shot at James, considering how much the basketball player attacks him on a regular basis - but it is a surprise to see him do so by jumping into the LeBron vs. Jordan debate.

And if Trump was trying to drive a wedge between James and Jordan, he failed. Part of James' interview with Lemon was about the new school he opened up in Cleveland to help at-risk youth. The school opened with a group of third- and fourth-graders, but will expand to serve first through eighth grades by 2022.

Trump is traveling to OH on Saturday for a campaign rally.

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