Donald Trump continued his attack on the liberal press Friday night when he mocked Don Lemon’s CNN interview of NBA legend LeBron James.
Promoting the launch of his I Promise School for at-risk Ohio youth, James, who previously called Trump a “bum” on Twitter, referenced the current administration’s separation of immigrant parents from their children at border crossings, as well as Trump’s criticism of peaceful protests by Major League athletes.
Lebron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon. He made Lebron look smart, which isn’t easy to do. I like Mike!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 4, 2018
— Don Lemon (@donlemon) August 4, 2018
“I believe our president is kind of trying to divide us,” James said in the interview. “He’s kind of used sport to divide us, and that’s something I can’t relate to.”
Asked what he would say to Trump if he were present, James replied, “I would never sit across from him.”
“Lebron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon,” Trump responded on Twitter. “He made Lebron look smart, which isn’t easy to do. I like Mike!”
— CNN Communications (@CNNPR) August 4, 2018
The gay news anchor fired back, tweeting, “Who’s the real dummy? A man who puts kids in classrooms or one who puts kids in cages? #BeBest.”
Ignoring Trump’s compliment, Michael Jordan sided with James in a statement issued Saturday: “I support LeBron James. He’s doing an amazing job for his community.”
Watch the full CNN segment below.