Michael Jordan supports LeBron James after Donald Trump tweet

J. Trump rips Le Bron James’s smarts hours before rally in Ohio

J. Trump rips Le Bron James’s smarts hours before rally in Ohio

It looks like the President is not a fan of LeBron James.

Meanwhile, Don Lemon, the presenter who had interviewed James, also got Melania Trump involved.

This reaction comes on the heels of the four-time MVP, three-time Finals MVP and NBPA first vice-president opening the I Promise School - supported by the LeBron James Foundation - to 240 at-risk kids.

"What I've noticed over the past few months [is] he's kind of used sports to kind of divide us", James told CNN's Don Lemon on Monday.

Trump's wife First Lady Melania Trump, however, doesn't seem to be on the same page about James. According to The Hill, Melania said she is even open to visiting the school one day.

Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Anthony Tolliver called the president's statements an "embarrassment".

The post was a collage of old Trump tweets heaping praise on King James with an adapted Eminem lyric. The CNN anchor asked rhetorically, "Who's the real dummy?"

Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a Trump critic who ran against the businessman for the 2016 Republican nomination, entered the fray, tweeting, "Rather than criticizing @KingJames, we should be celebrating him for his charity work and efforts to help kids". Lemon said on Twitter.

Jordan jumped to James' defence on Saturday.

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

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Utah jazz player Donovan Mitchell referred to Trump as an "insecure human being" and accused him of setting a bad example to the country. "He's doing an incredible job for his community", Jordan said through a spokeswoman.

James added that, "sports has never been something that divides people".

James has been critical of the president and his administration in the past, and his dislike of CNN has been well established.

Trump recinded a White House invitation to basketball star Stephen Curry, who had said he would "vote" against the planned visit by the NBA champion Golden State Warriors.

That observation echoed Saturday.

Her preferred network then caused a "bit of a stir", with Donald Trump "raging at his staff" for "violating a rule that the White House Entourage should begin each trip tuned into Fox".

By late Saturday morning, the president had moved on, and was wishing the Coast Guard a happy birthday on Twitter. "I know why. Some of y'all need to start believing what he is showing you".

"Sounds like @FLOTUS had the remote last night", @CNNPR wrote.

"We got your back @KingJames Someone sure sound like they wish they was you", tweeted linebacker Bobby Wagner of the NFL's Seattle Seahawks. The hashtag is the slogan for the first lady's childhood welfare initiative.

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