President Donald Trump earned swift backlash from critics — including several professional athletes — after suggesting NBA legend LeBron James and CNN host Don Lemon are unintelligent.
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
“Lebron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon,” the president wrote. “He made Lebron look smart, which isn’t easy to do. I like Mike!”
Among those who apparently have a different view of James’ contributions is first lady Melania Trump. Through a spokesperson, she released statement that reads:
“It looks like LeBron James is working to do good things on behalf of our next generation and just as she always has, the First Lady encourages everyone to have an open dialogue about issues facing children today. As you know, Mrs. Trump has traveled the country and world talking to children about their well-being, healthy living, and the importance of responsible online behavior with her Be Best initiative.”