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Melania Trump Praises LeBron James After Donald Trump Disses him

Melania Trump Praises LeBron James After Donald Trump Disses him

"Athlete activism can affect positive change and should be celebrated, not derided", King said in her tweet.

LeBron James has opened his school named "I Promise" to 240 third and fourth graders in his hometown Akron, Ohio. First off, Maller thinks that Trump was directing his ire towards Don Lemon and that LeBron just got caught in the crossfire. It is pretty weird how the President wants to take a shot at LeBron James after the three-time champion completed a highly charitable act.

But CNN's communications team picked at that scab Saturday in a response to Trump's tweet attacking James.

On the night of August 3, the president took to Twitter to slam LeBron and journalist Don Lemon after seeing an interview that LeBron gave to CNN about opening the school earlier in the week. "He made LeBron look smart, which isn't easy to do", he tweeted.

In a Monday appearance on CNN, James criticized Trump, saying that he has "kind of used sports to kind of divide us, and that's something that I can't relate to".

Jordan issued a statement through his spokesperson to The Associated Press via text.

However, Jordan also expressed support for James.

Just hours after United States President Donald Trump insulted LeBron James, first lady Melania Trump issued a statement supporting the basketball star and praising the work he is doing with children.

King is well known for her activism, particularly in the area of women's equality in sports.

BBC North America reporter Anthony Zurcher suggests the first lady's statement contains veiled criticism of her husband's tweet.

Activism is important to James as well. "LeBron just pledged millions for a school for underprivileged kids".

The LeBron James Family Foundation partnered with Akron Public Schools to design the school for students in the area who come from hard circumstances. Other NBA stars such as Donovan Mitchell came in LeBron's defense, calling Trump an "insecure human being" on Twitter.

First lady Melania Trump stepped away from her husband's criticism of National Basketball Association star LeBron James to compliment his work on behalf of children and even offer to visit his school for at-risk children.

A spokeswoman for Melania Trump says it appears that LeBron James is "working to do good things" and that the first lady would be willing to visit the new school he opened in Ohio.