Michael Jordan says LeBron James has his 'support' following Trump tweet

Michael Jordan says LeBron James has his 'support' following Trump tweet

US President Donald Trump sniped back at NBA great LeBron James late Friday, days after the basketball player and philanthropist accused him of fueling racial divides in the United States.

"I support LJ", Jordan said in a statement released Saturday by his publicist.

"I support LJ. He's doing an unbelievable job for his community", Jordan told NBC News through a spokesperson.

Trump bashed James in a tweet Friday night saying that CNN's Don Lemon is the "dumbest man on television" and that he made James "look smart". Trump also ended things by saying he likes Mike more, aka Michael Jordan.

Lemon responded on Saturday morning and he wasn't afraid to throw some serious shade.

National Basketball Association player Karl-Anthony Towns added in a tweet: "So let me get this straight: Flint, MI has dirty water still, but you anxious about an interview about a man doing good for education and generations of kids in his hometown?"

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He didn't say anything specific about Trump's tweet. The I Promise School opened its doors Monday in Akron, Ohio ― LeBron's hometown ― and has won praise from advocates for public education like Diane Ravitch.

Donald Trump has sparked uproar online after taking aim at basketball superstar LeBron James, with many social media users calling the USA president "racist" and a "bully".

As for this new tweet calling him dumb, LeBron James is yet to clap back. The basketball star recently opened an I Promise School for low income and at-risk kids in OH, inspired by his own upbringing. Shortly before midnight, he made his thoughts known on what he thought of the LeBron-Lemon conversation. "Maybe you'd like to talk about the 160,000 kids who skip school every day for fear of being bullied, or that 280,000 students are physically attacked in schools every month", Grisham told CNN.

"As you know, Mrs. Trump has travelled the country and world talking to children about their well-being, healthy living, and the importance of responsible online behaviour with her "Be Best" initiative".

James has always been critical of Trump. She was named one of the "100 Most Important Americans of the 20th Century" by Life magazine in 1990.

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