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NJ senator calls Trump’s attack on LeBron James racist

NJ senator calls Trump’s attack on LeBron James racist

Melania Trump made headlines when her spokeswoman issued a statement Saturday that said James appears to be "working to do good things" for children. The statement didn't criticize the president.

Others chose to point out Trump seemed to have little issue with white athletes, and had also publicly slammed Stephen Curry, LaVar Ball, Colin Kaepernick, and Marshawn Lynch. Once in OH, however, Trump stayed away from the controversy and never mentioned James as he hammered away at Democrats and other favorite targets.

After Trump watched CNN anchor/reporter Don Lemon interview James, he tweeted late Friday, "LeBron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon. He made Lebron look smart, which isn't easy to do". Bob Menendez says President Donald Trump's attack on National Basketball Association star LeBron James is part of a larger pattern of racist behavior.

"I support LeBron James. [LeBron James]. He's doing an fantastic job for his community".

As Trump critiques go, this was mild stuff.

And the president had called black men stupid before, for that matter.

He has repeatedly said that anyone who kneels during the anthem should be fired.

The "I Promise" public school in Akron, which opened last week, will offer classes for "at-risk" students in the third and fourth grades and add first and second grades the following year, the foundation website said.

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"He divides by race and tries to conquer decency by smearing and besmirching the truth and the people who fight to uphold it", Lemon said. The Fox News pundit was reacting to a video featuring James and Kevin Durant, which included the latter saying, "I feel like our team, as a country, is not run by a great coach", while James said that President Trump doesn't "give a f- about the people".

"Who's the real dummy?"

But Conway, who had a strong media profile before joining Trump's campaign in 2016 and joining him in the White House, took the opportunity to put her views on the record Sunday, while being careful not to openly criticize the President.

James played for over a decade - and in two stints - with the Cleveland Cavaliers and delivered a title to the championship-starved region in 2016.

Large parts of the National Basketball Association community are still trying to process that LeBron James will really be a Los Angeles Lakers player next season. His opponent, Democrat Danny O'Connor, tweeted, "I don't have to tell (asterisk) anyone (asterisk) what LeBron James means to OH". But even some Trump allies chided him.

"Sports has never been something that divides people".

Lebron puts kids in school.


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