Melania Trump supports LeBron James after husband's twitter attack

Michael Jordan says 'I support' LeBron James after Trump attack

Michael Jordan says 'I support' LeBron James after Trump attack

Reacting to Trump's tweet, fellow athletes, sports writers and fans jumped to James' defence and criticised the U.S. president, while Jordan also offered his support. But only after Trump reinforced his attack in a way that made his daughter's personal damage control effort last week look tame by comparison. Even a spokeswoman for first lady Melania Trump praised James's charity work and mentioned "responsible online behavior" in a statement some imagined was a subtle rebuke to her husband. He called Lemon "the dumbest man on television", and James a close runner up.

"Sports has never been something that divides people".

The announcement comes just a few days after James and Trump escalated their public feud.

He also argued that Mr Trump's actions had encouraged racists, saying: "I think [racism's] always been there".

M Karunanidhi: Veteran Indian politician dies at 94
Kamraj at Guindy. "All the government offices, schools, and colleges will be closed tomorrow", read the govt statement. His demise marks the end of an era in Tamil Nadu and India lost one of its worthiest sons, said Patnaik.

James has made no secret of his political opinions, calling Trump "a bum" previous year and telling CNN's Don Lemon last week that he would "would never sit across" from the president, prompting Trump to insult James' intelligence. "He made Lebron look smart, which isn't easy to do", Trump said. After Trump compared the Los Angeles Lakers star unfavourably to Michael Jordan, Jordan said "I support LJ". Jordan issued a statement through his spokesperson to The Associated Press on Saturday that said: "I support LeBron James".

And by saying he preferred Michael Jordan to James, he was endorsing another star National Basketball Association athlete who has sometimes been criticized for not doing more in his career to highlight political, racial and social issues important to the black community. He recalled Trump's repeated attacks on black NFL players who knelt during the national anthem to protest what they saw as institutional racism.

The title of the three-part series, Shut Up and Dribble, is a not-so-subtle reference to the words used by Fox News host Laura Ingraham in February, when she went on air to denounce the basketball star's criticism of President Donald Trump.

Interviewer Don Lemon criticised Mr Trump's tweet, and responded by referring to the separation of child migrants from their parents: "Who's the real dummy? A man who puts kids in classrooms or one who puts kids in cages?" - he saved his full outrage for his CNN show Monday night.

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