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Fox News' Laura Ingraham attacks LeBron James over Trump criticism: 'Shut up and dribble'

Fox News host Laura Ingraham wants LeBron James to stick to sports.

On Thursday, Ingraham called James out after the Cleveland Cavaliers star made some disparaging remarks about President Trump. In a recent interview with ESPN's Cari Champion for Uninterrupted, James and his Golden State Warriors rival Kevin Durant were asked about Trump. James said Trump not only "doesn't understand the people," but that he also "[doesn't] give a f--k about the people." He and Durant additionally both expressed dismay over what they perceive as Trump's racism, with James saying Trump's comments are no longer a surprise, which is "laughable — and it's scary."

In a segment Thursday night, Ingraham began by playing clips from the players' interview with Champion. She prefaced their criticism by saying it was "barely intelligible, not to mention ungrammatical," and after the clip finished, she began: "Must they run their mouths like that?"

Ingraham suggested James' criticism of the president was the result of poor education. "This is what happens when you attempt to leave high school a year early to join the NBA," she said, lamenting that people "take these ignorant comments seriously." She concluded: "LeBron and Kevin, you're great players, but no one voted for you. ... So keep the political commentary to yourself — or as someone once said, 'Shut up and dribble.'"

Watch the segment below. Kelly O'Meara Morales