LeBron James sat down for an interview with CNN on Monday after opening up his school for at risk children in Akron, Ohio. Instead of strictly focusing on the greatness of his achievement helping out less fortunate children. LeBron James and CNN used an immense amount of their time pushing an agenda about politics and race, while bashing President Trump. I know, what a surprise.
LeBron James: "This race thing is taking over" as Donald Trump uses sports "to divide us."
— Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) July 31, 2018
The newest Los Angeles Laker and three time NBA champion, LeBron James, believes that our president has cultivated and helped grow a race wedge because he intends to purposely divide our country. Specifically, James thinks President Trump has capitalized and added fuel to the fire with the controversy surrounding Colin Kaepernick and his “protests” during the playing of the national anthem.
— The Hill (@thehill) July 31, 2018
“[Trump is] dividing us and what I’ve noticed over the last few months, he’s kinda used sport to kinda divide us, and that’s something that I can’t relate to because I know that sports was the first time I ever was around someone white and I got the opportunity to see them and learn about them and they got an opportunity to learn about me and we became very good friends” said James during the CNN interview.
"I can't sit back and say nothing." https://t.co/cLpWdywv7p
— SLAM Magazine (@SLAMonline) July 31, 2018
During the interview James was asked if he would ever be willing to sit down with President Trump to help try and reach an understanding between the two different points of view. James replied to the question with a petty, narrow minded answer, that boasts division between people all on its own.
On CNN, LeBron James said Donald Trump created an environment where people are more comfortable being racist. Asked what he’d say to Trump if he were seated at the interview, LeBron answered, “I would never sit across from him.”
— Stefan Bondy (@SBondyNYDN) July 31, 2018
“I would never sit across from him. But I’d sit across from Barack though,” James answered.
This is not the first time LeBron James has been critical of President Trump. In 2017, when the Golden State Warriors were uninvited to the White House after initially declining the visit, strictly due to Trump’s Presidency, LeBron James posted a tweet calling President Trump a “Bum.”
TRUMP is using sports to divide us?!? When did Trump take a knee during the national anthem?
— Larry Elder (@larryelder) July 31, 2018
On a separate occasion James was on record saying President Trump “doesn’t give a f— about the American people.” He continued to blame Trump for enabling racism in our country. James even campaigned for Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee who LOST to President Trump during the 2016 presidential election.
LeBron James is pushing the importance of the absence of politics in sports, but is constantly inserting his political opinions and throwing political jabs whenever he can get a chance. For someone who operates within a world where politics are removed, he sure does talk about it quite a bit. It should be obvious to people that James is pushing political agendas, while relaying false and offensive information to millions of people all over the world that our president is a racist.
Instead of setting the precedent for growth, respect and teamwork by sitting down with President Trump, James continues to act petty. He spews his own politically biased, racially-charged rhetoric that ends up only adding to the “divide” at the end of the day. We take one step forward, then two steps back.
Why did @KingJames have to go political? Good job opening your school. Aren’t tax deductions great? You did not have to insult half the USA with your comment about @realDonaldTrump. @ESPNNBA @espn @NBAcom
— ❌ Mark Best ⚓️ ❌ (@navy_nuke_lc) July 31, 2018