U.S. President Donald Trump and Los Angeles Lakers forward, LeBron James aren’t friends and it doesn’t look like a peace treaty will occur any time soon.
I discussed the topic on MSNBC’s MSNBC Live with host, David Gura, RealClearPolitics’ Caitlin Huey-Burns and the Washington Post’s Eugene Scott
Last week, Trump ran to Twitter and 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!”
The Mike comment from Trump was in reference to the ongoing debate on who the greatest player in NBA history is between James and NBA Hall of Famer and 6-time NBA champion, Michael Jordan.
Trump’s tweet came in response to James’ open criticism of Trump in his interview with CNN’s Don Lemon, in which the NBA veteran suggested that the president has used athletics and athletes to divide the country.
“I can’t sit back and say nothing,” James said.
While James’ criticism of President Trump really isn’t new, the broader spectrum of James’ interview with Lemon centered on the opening of James’ “I Promise” school in his hometown of Akron, Ohio.
If you’re keeping score at home, the “I Promise” school is under the umbrella of James’ LeBron James Family Foundation and Akron Public Schools.
While on MSNBC, I suggested that President Trump take a class at James’ ‘I Promise’ School. You can read about that conversation in a piece written by political site, Breitbart.