Melania Trump Praises LeBron James After Donald Trump Mocks Him

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"I like Mike!" -the 45 president garnered over 39 thousand re-tweets as well as a response from his preferred player Michael Jordan; who told NBC News, "I support L.J., he's doing an wonderful job for his community".

"He has kind of used sport to. divide us and that is something I can't relate to, because I know that sport was the first time I ever was around someone white", said James, who on Monday opened an elementary school for at-risk youth in his native Akron, Ohio.

The three-time National Basketball Association champion, who recently signed with the Los Angeles Lakers, told Lemon he thought the president was using sports to divide the country.

As you can imagine, James received heavy backlash from both diehard Trump supporters and the President himself, who went out of his way to take a personal attack on James and interviewer Don Lemon.

Grisham says, "It looks like LeBron James is working to do good things on behalf of our next generation".

During the interview with Lemon, James talked about how sports can bring people together and mentioned he felt that Trump was using sports "to kinda divide us". Grisham said Trump would even consider visiting the school that James opened last week in Ohio.

Trump also appeared to take sides in the LeBron vs. Jordan debate, saying, "I like Mike!"

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First Lady, Melania Trump, seems to be an overall pleasant person when her husband isn't trying to reach for her hand while they're out in public. At the end of the interview, Lemon asked if James, "What would you say to the president if he were sitting right here?" Trump's remarks included his belief that Michael Jordan was the superior player.

“Going to the White House was a great honor until you showed up!” James tweeted at the time. Trump tweeted in 2013 to call James a "great guy" after he won 2013's Athlete of the Year ESPY award.

"I would never sit across from him", James replied.

Jordan responded to that, praising James for helping his community.

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

The First Lady wasn't as combative with James. The idea struck particularly hurtful for James, who explained sports was a means for him to learn about others.

Mr. Trump is traveling to OH on Saturday for a campaign rally.

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