Monday, 15 October, 2018

Trump attacks LeBron James and Don Lemon over CNN interview

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Ella Tate | 04 August, 2018, 22:03

In an angry response, the U.S. president tweeted: "Lebron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon". He just picked up on the fact that someone - a successful black man, no less - dared to criticize his demonstrably true practice of using professional sports to divide Americans.

And yet to Donald Trump, none of that seems to matter.

Trump's tweet came four days after the interview originally aired on CNN.

"Lebron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon", Trump wrote. In the interview, James showcases his new school for underprivileged kids, discusses his upbringing, and touches on the current state of race in America. James' publicist declined to respond to Trump's tweet, but Lemon did, invoking both the administration's forced-family-separations policy and first lady Melania Trump's social media etiquette campaign.

James, who ranks seventh in career National Basketball Association scoring, also told CNN Tuesday he would "never sit across" from Trump, whom he accuses of emboldening racists. He also created a program for parents of the at-risk children to return to complete their high school educations, and he has planned an institute to help prepare high-school-age students for college.

Israeli airforce targets militants in Syrian-held Golan Heights
They didn't elaborate but later Putin said he agreed with Trump on securing Israel's border with Syria in line with the 1974 deal. Israel has been blamed for previous attacks on a suspected Iranian military base in the el-Kisweh area.

Early this year, a federal court approved a $25 million settlement for former students of Trump University, who claimed the school was a bait-and-switch operation that did not offer the real estate industry insights it promised.

Trump puts children in cages. The basketball star recently opened an I Promise School for low income and at-risk kids in OH, inspired by his own upbringing. It may be a reference to Michael Jordan, the NBA Hall-of-Famer whose legacy James is endlessly compared with.

The President ended his tweet with the seemingly unrelated exclamation of "I like Mike!"

Amy Lieu is a news editor and reporter for Fox News. One, because I believe our president is trying to divide us.

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