US President Donald Trump tweeted late Friday that basketball superstar LeBron James was interviewed “by the dumbest man on television,” CNN anchor Don Lemon, but that he “made Lebron look smart, which isn't easy to do.”
The president ended his tweet by saying “I like Mike!” - seeming to side with Michael Jordan in the debate over whether he or James is the greatest NBA player of all time.
Lebron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon. He made Lebron look smart, which isn’t easy to do. I like Mike!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 4, 2018
James has long been critical of Trump. In his interview with Lemon, he said he'd consider running for president if he believed he was the only person who could stop Trump from being re-elected.
James had just opened a school for underprivileged children in Ohio.
Trump is traveling to Ohio on Saturday for a campaign rally.
Trump traveled then to a high school north of Columbus for a political rally Saturday night.
The visit came on the heels of controversy over Trump's tweet.
Trump's rally lasted for more than an hour, and while he attacked Democrats and other familiar targets, he never mentioned the home-state hero.
A spokeswoman for Melania Trump says it appears that LeBron James is “working to do good things” and that the first lady would be willing to visit the new school he opened in Ohio.
Michael Jordan is speaking out in support of LeBron James after President Donald Trump insulted his intelligence.
Trump tweeted late Friday after apparently watching an interview James did with CNN anchor Don Lemon that Lemon was “the dumbest man on television” but that he “made Lebron look smart, which isn't easy to do.”
James was being interviewed about a school he recently opened in Ohio for underprivileged children.
Trump also appeared to weigh in on the growing debate over who is the greatest NBA player of all time, James or Jordan, by writing “I like Mike!”