The war of words between NBA superstar LeBron James and former President Donald Trump continues and is getting nastier by the hour. Here’s the latest.
“Former President Trump slammed NBA superstar LeBron James on Thursday night, calling the basketball star’s “racist rants” “divisive, nasty, insulting and demeaning,'” according to The Hill.
“‘LeBron James should focus on basketball rather than presiding over the destruction of the NBA, which has just recorded the lowest television RATINGS, by far, in the long and distinguished history of the League,’ Trump wrote in a statement released by his office. [emphasis added]
“‘His RACIST rants are divisive, nasty, insulting, and demeaning. He may be a great basketball player, but he is doing nothing to bring our Country together!‘ he continued. [emphasis added]
“Trump’s comments come after a Tweet James sent, then deleted, on Wednesday, which called for accountability in the fatal shooting of 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant by a Columbus, Ohio, police officer.
“‘YOU’RE NEXT #ACCOUNTABILITY,’ the Los Angeles Laker wrote in a post with a photo of Officer Nicholas Reardon, who was identified as the policeman who shot and killed Bryant.
“James’s tweet received a flurry of backlash on social media, with a handful of Republican lawmakers denouncing the basketball player’s comment.”
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— The Hill (@thehill) April 23, 2021