Several hours after CNN aired an interview between Don Lemon and Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James, President Trump slammed both men on Twitter Friday night:
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
The "Mike" in question is thought to be NBA legend Michael Jordan, with Trump referencing debate over whether Jordan or James is the greatest basketball player of all time.
James' CNN interview mostly focused on his recent opening of an innovative new public school in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. But he also touched on politics, accusing Trump of "using sports to kinda divide us" by fixating on pro athletes' silent protests of police brutality and institutional racism during the national anthem. "Sports has never been something that divides people," James added. "It's always been something that brings someone together."
LeBron James (@KingJames) says Trump's trying to use sport to divide people, but he believes it brings people together. He sits down with @donlemon at the opening of his new elementary school for at-risk children in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. Watch 10pET https://t.co/koTK4RarqE pic.twitter.com/CQYsTz2Fzl
— CNN (@CNN) July 30, 2018