Melania praises LeBron James following Donald Trump’ scathing tweet

Melania praises LeBron James following Donald Trump’ scathing tweet

Jordan said: "I support LeBron James. [LeBron James]. He's doing an fantastic job for his community".

In an interview with CNN, James said he thought the president had used sports to "divide" the United States, adding it was something he "can't relate to".

Trump finished the tweet with "I like Mike!" an apparent reference to favouring National Basketball Association legend Michael Jordan in a comparison with James as perhaps the best National Basketball Association player ever.

"Unlike this president who lashes out wildly at anyone who criticizes him, LeBron James - in addition to being a brilliant black man, a superstar in his sport, and a hero to his community - is taking the high road, which is exactly where he belongs".

The first lady's spokeswoman on Saturday said Trump is supportive of James' work with children. "Her platform centres around visiting organizations, hospitals and schools, and she would be open to visiting the I Promise School in Akron (the school started by James)". She's not LeBron's only staunch supporter - the basketball star Trump says he likes instead of James is also weighing in, and expressing support for his fellow athlete, and the right to protest.

Grisham didn't mention the president's comment in her statement. She is someone who is married to Donald Trump. "A man who puts kids in classrooms or one who puts kids in cages? He made Lebron look smart, which isn't easy to do", Trump said on Twitter shortly before midnight on Friday, twice misspelling the four-time NBA Most Valuable Player's name.

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It is not clear who Trump meant when he said "I like Mike!" James said the school prioritizes a holistic experience for students that include sports, which he described as critical for healthy communities.

The president reportedly was incensed recently when he got on Air Force One and the first lady's TV set was tuned to the news network, and not Fox News.

That suggests Trump was referring to Jordan at the end of his tweet.

Pro Football Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe tweeted: "It should be beneath the dignity of a sitting POTUS to take racist shots at D. Lemon and Lebron James". Trump tweeted in 2013 to call James a "great guy" after he won 2013's Athlete of the Year ESPY award.

"I support L.J.", Jordan told NBC News through a spokesperson.

"What I've noticed over the past few months, [is] he's kinda used sports to kinda divide us, and that's something that I can't relate to", James told Lemon.

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