Trump wrote a tweet Friday night questioning James' intelligence after he gave an interview to CNN and criticized the American president. In addition to talking about the school, James talked about how Trump is using athletics and athletes to divide the country. "It's always been something that brings someone together".
Donald Trump has taunted National Basketball Association player LeBron James over his intelligence, claiming it "isn't easy" to make him "look smart".
Back in September, after Trump said Steph Curry wouldn't be welcome at the White House, LeBron came to his rival's defense, reminding the president that the Golden State Warriors star "had already said he ain't going" and "therefore ain't no invite".
I support LJ. He's doing an awesome job for his community.
"U bum", James said in the now-famous tweet.
Trump's wife First Lady Melania Trump, however, doesn't seem to be on the same page about James.
Jordan actually responded to the president's tweet in a statement to the Associated Press.
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Trump's thinly veiled tweet led to a sharp response from Lemon.
Grisham added the first lady "would be open to visiting" James' new school.
CNN anchor Lemon also chimed into the Twitter debate, saying: "Who's the real dummy?"
The first lady's spokeswoman released a statement praising James for starting a school for at-risk children in OH following her husband's attack on his intelligence.
In this July 30, 2018 file photo, LeBron James listens to a question at a news conference after the opening ceremony for the I Promise School in Akron, Ohio. "A man who puts kids in classrooms or one who puts kids in cages?" followed by the #BeBest hashtag, in reference to First Lady Melania Trump's campaign discussing children's well-being. Ben Simmons said James is "a smart dude (and one of the most thoughtful athletes we have).You're a constant embarrassment".
The school, which is a joint effort of the LeBron James Family Foundation and Akron Public Schools, will benefit at-risk children. James also mentioned Colin Kaepernick, who was targeted by Trump for his protests over racial injustice by kneeling during the anthem.
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".