Sen. Bob Menendez Calls Trump's Attack on LeBron James Racist

Sen. Bob Menendez Calls Trump's Attack on LeBron James Racist

Sen. Bob Menendez Calls Trump's Attack on LeBron James Racist

Lemon was responding to a tweet from the president that called the CNN anchor "the most dumbest man on TV" and ripped into LeBron James simultaneously.

Sen. Menendez directly addressed that comment with his first tweet on Monday night.

And by saying he preferred Michael Jordan to James, he was endorsing another star National Basketball Association athlete who has sometimes been criticized for not doing more in his career to highlight political, racial and social issues important to the black community.

Lemon then asked his viewers to reflect: "I've wondered if he will succeed, if President Trump is the one who has the finger on the pulse of this country. That's not something I can relate to because I know that sport was the first time I was ever around someone white".

'Lebron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon.

Trump also blamed the news media for incorrectly reporting that he was backing Rep. Steve Stivers in the special election - even though Trump himself in recent days had inadvertently tweeted his support for Stivers, who is in a different race, before correcting himself.

Sports stars rally Elsewhere, Trump's former Democratic rival Hillary Clinton backed James as a "great family man" and "incredible ballplayer" who "gives back to his community, and isn't afraid to speak his mind".

The spokeswoman did not immediately respond to a question on whether the first lady planned to visit the I Promise school. "He made Lebron look smart, which isn't easy to do", Trump said.

"Is this who we really are?".

Melania's bold comments came just one day after senior aide Reagan Hedlund, who helped to develop the "Be Best" anti-bullying initiative, was fired.

"I support LeBron James", Jordan said in a statement to the Associated Press news agency on Saturday.

The public feud between King James and the imperious President is on one level a personal and even ideological clash between two of the richest, most famous entertainers in American life whose outsize images outshine the confines of the roles they now play.

Many tweeted both about separating children from their parents at the border, and of changes to how college students are treated and how their education is paid for.

Many also drew a comparison between James' new school for at-risk children and the defunct Trump University, a for-profit educational institution, which was shut down following multiple lawsuits. "[LeBron James]. He's doing an unbelievable job for his community". "Why do you ignore me, Donald?"

"Millions elected Trump to be their coach", Ingraham said after insulting James' intelligence.

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