Melania Trump Praises LeBron James After Donald Trump Disses him

President Donald Trump is shown during a rally he held in Pennsylvania alongside an image of Le Bron James during the opening of his I Promise School in Ohio

Donald Trump attacks LeBron James in late-night tweet

Less than 24 hours after that tweet, basketball legend Michael Jordan voiced his support for LeBron, releasing a statement through a spokesperson that read, "I support LJ. [LeBron James]. He's doing an unbelievable job for his community".

US President Donald Trump slams Los Angeles Lakers star in a tweet after James told CNN that Trump was "using sports to kinda divide us".

In the interview, James discusses his I Promise School, a public elementary school that he opened in his hometown of Akron, Ohio.

President Donald Trump attacked Ohio's favorite son, LeBron James, on Friday night, questioning his intelligence just a day before he's set to hold a rally in the state.

While James has not commented on Trump's tweet, others have responded both directly and indirectly - like the First Lady.

On Saturday, Lemon fired back, taking a shot at Trump's controversial immigration reform polices that separates young children from their parents and confines them in prison-like conditions.

The president ended his tweet by saying "I like Mike!" - seeming to side with Michael Jordan in the debate over whether he or James is the greatest National Basketball Association player of all time.

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Grisham didn't mention the president's comment in her statement.

James has always been critical of Trump. "He made LeBron look smart, which isn't easy to do", he tweeted.

OH governor Josh Kasich, a Republican who has been critical of Mr Trump, tweeted: "Rather than criticizing @KingJames, we should be celebrating him for his charity work and efforts to help kids". James said: "I would never sit across from him". The school opened with a group of third- and fourth-graders, but will expand to serve first through eighth grades by 2022.

LeBron, who has slammed him in the past, also said he "would never sit across" from the US leader, adding, "I'd sit across from Barack Obama though".

Instead, Bleacher Report shares that Jordan has also issued a statement in support of his fellow athlete. However, James did touch on politics, expressing disappointment with Trump's relationship to sports teams. At the end of the interview, Lemon asked if James, "What would you say to the president if he were sitting right here?"

On July 25, Grisham replied to a report from The New York Times about the president's apparent anger that the first lady's TV aboard Air Force One was set to CNN, which Trump publicly attacks as "fake news".

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