The sports world is defending LeBron James following President Donald Trump’s tweet late Friday that insulted the four-time MVP’s intelligence.
After Trump watched CNN anchor/reporter Don Lemon interview James, he tweeted, “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!”
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
Players from both the NBA and NFL quickly reacted to Trump’s insult and many didn’t mince their words.
Take a look at some of the strong reactions:
So let me get this straight: Flint, MI has dirty water still, but you worried about an interview about a man doing good for education and generations of kids in his hometown? Shut your damn mouth! Stop using them twitter fingers and get stuff done for our country with that pen. https://t.co/sEkX3OKaJM
— Karl-Anthony Towns (@KarlTowns) August 4, 2018
A sign of an insecure human being is one who attacks others to make themselves feel better… im just sad that young kids have to see stupid tweets like these and grow up thinking it’s okay… forget everything else Donald your setting a bad example for kids? our future ? https://t.co/eg0MECg8xC
— Donovan Mitchell (@spidadmitchell) August 4, 2018
Tired of you! https://t.co/3vYwL0OyMx
— Bradley Beal (@RealDealBeal23) August 4, 2018
Seriously? @realDonaldTrump Both of them make you look like an idiot. Not that you need help. You are beyond a shadow of a doubt the dumbest, most unqualified, immoral, and bigoted president to serve during my lifetime. An embarrassment to the American people, and a global joke.
— Aaron Maybin (@AaronMMaybin) August 4, 2018
Keep inspiring the masses @KingJames
— C.J. Watson (@Quietstorm_32) August 4, 2018
This is a late night tweet from the PRESIDENT. This tweet is immature and offensive. I would like to know why he considers these two successful black men “dumb”. I know why. Some of y’all need to start believing what he is showing you. ??♂️ https://t.co/iE79LtGqBz
— Torrey Smith (@TorreySmithWR) August 4, 2018
Re: that Trump tweet. That angers me beyond belief. I don’t want my future kids growing up in a world where two Black men, accomplished in their field, are called dumb because they disagree with your views. LeBron should be commended this week for his actions, not insulted.
— Matt Barnes (@Matt_NBC4) August 4, 2018