Jazz's Donovan Mitchell fires back on Twitter after Trump insults LeBron James

Donald Trump's wife Melania Trump arrives to joint press conference in Helsinki Finland July,16,2018

Donald Trump's wife Melania Trump arrives to joint press conference in Helsinki Finland July,16,2018

LeBron James hasn't responded to a shot about his intelligence from President Donald Trump, but his fellow National Basketball Association players took to Twitter to defend him. A few days later, James proclaimed he wouldn't let Trump divide the nation through sports, saying "the people run this country, not one individual". Trump wrote, "Lebron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon". LeBron James is a beloved athlete using his wealth and resources to make the world a better place, aka everything that Trump stands against.

Most of the interview focused on other matters, particularly James's efforts in OH to create an elementary school with an eye toward helping kids get their lives on track. Not only is the school created to help students, but it also offers services for struggling families, which include counseling, job placement programs, and a food bank.

A spokeswoman for Melania Trump said in a statement Saturday afternoon that it appears that James is "working to do good things on behalf of our next generation" and that the first lady would be open to visiting his new school. If Trump was going to fire back at James, that would have been a more opportune time. James has been very critical of Trump even before he joined office so it was only really a matter of time before Trump tweeted something about James.

Lemon, who conducted the interview with James, also weighed in.

This is presumably in retaliation to James' comments in a CNN interview with Don Lemon, during which he stated he would not sit across from Trump, but would sit across from former president Barack Obama.

"Who's the real dummy?" James, so far, has not responded.

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Mr Drejka then shot Mr McGlockton once in the chest while still on the ground. 'The guy is on the ground and he pulls the gun out. Under its protection, Florida residents are allowed to use force, even deadly force, if they feel their lives are threatened.

The White House did not immediately respond to a request to clarify Trump's remarks.

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".

'LeBron puts children through school.

In his interview with Lemon, he said he would consider running for president if he believed he was the only person who could stop Mr Trump from being re-elected.

He also called him a "so-called president" in the wake of the Charlottesville violence.

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