Michael Jordan responds to Donald Trump tweet

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Through a spokesperson, Michael Jordan said, "I support LJ".

The President's tweet came after he watched CNN anchor/reporter Don Lemon interview James.

It looks like the President is not a fan of LeBron James.

Jordan expressed his support for James on Saturday.

The spokeswoman also said that the First Lady may even consider visiting the school that James opened last week in Ohio. "I like Mike!" the president said.

Several NBA players, however, fired back at President Trump in the wake of the tweet.

"Who's the real dummy?"

Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a Trump critic who ran against the businessman for the 2016 Republican nomination, entered the fray, tweeting, "Rather than criticizing @KingJames, we should be celebrating him for his charity work and efforts to help kids".

The first lady's office was asked by news organizations for comment.

In her statement, the first lady attempted to arrange a photo-op with James.

The statement notes that Melania has been promoting her Be Best campaign and talking to children about the "importance of responsible online behaviour".

President Donald Trump speaks during a rally Aug. 4 2018 in Lewis Center Ohio
President Donald Trump speaks during a rally Aug. 4 2018 in Lewis Center Ohio

Grisham added the first lady "would be open to visiting" James' new school.

What was the President watching on Friday night?

"Let's get it kids!" The James sit-down was a big scoop for Lemon, who hosts "CNN Tonight" on weekday evenings.

In September, after Trump called the National Football League players protests social injustice "sons of bitches" at a political rally, and rescinded a White House invitation to the NBA champion Golden State Warriors - even though the Warriors never planned to attend - James called Trump a "bum" on Twitter.

Meanwhile, during a separate airing of "CNN Tonight", Lemon said that Trump's presidency "can be defined by lies".

Nets forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson tweeted his affinity for Barack Obama.

Trump is famous for his counter-punching. Those tweets were back in 2013 and 2015.

This isn't the first time that the repeat-championship player has used his platform to speak out.

Two weeks ago it was reported that Melania caused a "bit of a stir" aboard presidential jet, Air Force One.

So here is the interview, followed by Trump's tweet and the responses to it. He included a #BeBest hashtag. The idea struck particularly hurtful for James, who explained sports was a means for him to learn about others. "We are in a position right now in America, more importantly, where this whole - this race thing - is taking over". It's just a pointless, aimless ad hominem attack and, as many pointed out on social media, a thinly veiled racist remark.

And if Trump was trying to drive a wedge between James and Jordan, he failed.

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