Melania hails LeBron James after Donald Trump Mocked NBA Star

Melania hails LeBron James after Donald Trump Mocked NBA Star

President Trump insulted LeBron James on Twitter late Friday, writing that CNN's Don Lemon "made LeBron look smart, which isn't easy to do".

This is not the first time Melania Trump has publicly expressed views or taken action that demonstrated an independent streak, CNN reported.

Trump wrote a tweet Friday night questioning James' intelligence after he gave an interview to CNN and criticized the American president.

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

Ahmadinejad has directed several tweets at Trump in the past, although this weekend's comment was rare in that it had nothing to do with Iran. LeBron said the president has "used sports to divide us".

Along with James and Jordan, Ahmadinejad's tweet mention Denver Nuggets player Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, a player who has been outspoken about his Muslim faith. In the interview, LeBron expressed his belief that Donald was using sports to divide people, as he's done in the past, and it didn't take long for Donald to strike back with a negative response.

Instead of ignoring the requests or mirroring the President's attack against the National Basketball Association star, the first lady's spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, praised James and his charitable work in a statement provided to CNN.

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The first lady, however, is apparently unaffected by the animus James has toward her husband, nor does she appear to be letting the President's statement about James affect her own feelings on the matter. Despite Trump hinting that Michael Jordan is still the GOAT, Jordan said in a public statement, "I support LJ", adding that "He's doing an awesome job for his community".

Other celebrities, athletes, and public figures shared similar messages as the first lady, praising James for his contributions to the community. "He's doing an wonderful job for his community".

After the statement, current and former stars from the world of sport spoke out in defense of James. The president added, "I like Mike!"- an apparent reference to Michael Jordan.

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To summarise, Donald attacked LeBron in the week he opened a school to uplift the community in which he grew up.

Lemon responded Saturday morning by calling out the Trump's controversial immigration policies.

Trump "caused a bit of a stir", according to internal White House memos obtained by the New York Times, and ordered that only Fox News be shown on the presidential plane.

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