U.S President Donald Trump in a tweet shaded an interview LeBron James did with CNN’s Don Lemon questioning the NBA star’s intellectual prowess.
In an interview on Tuesday — also broadcast late Friday — Los Angeles Lakers player and philanthropist James told CNN he believed Trump “is kind of trying to divide us.”
“He’s kind of used sport to… divide us and that’s something I can’t relate to, because I know that sport was the first time I ever was around someone white. You know?” said James, who on Monday opened an elementary school for at-risk youth in his native Akron, Ohio.
Stephanie Grisham was quoted by CNN as saying James appeared to be “working to do good things on behalf of our next generation.”
“It looks like LeBron James is working to do good things on behalf of our next generation and just as she always has, the First Lady encourages everyone to have an open dialogue about issues facing children today,” Grisham said.Grisham added the first lady “would be open to visiting” James’ new school.