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08 August, 2018

The president tweeted, "Lebron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon".

In a 10-minute take-down that came in response to Trump's tweet calling Lemon and National Basketball Association superstar LeBron James dumb, Lemon said the president's "nasty, hateful swipe" is just the latest example of "one of the oldest canards of America's racist past and present - that black people are of inferior intelligence".

Although James has always been a Trump critic, calling the president "U bum" in a 2017 tweet, Trump's tweet was the president's first attack on the player, who just opened up a school for underprivileged children in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. "He's doing an unbelievable job for his community", Jordan said in a statement to The Associated Press through his representative via text Saturday.

Melania's bold comments came just one day after senior aide Reagan Hedlund, who helped to develop the "Be Best" anti-bullying initiative, was fired.

Trump himself has not publicly acknowledged her comments, although he avoided mentioning James during a stump speech delivered in the National Basketball Association star's home state of Ohio.

"We need more like him in this world", she tweeted.

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James, who recently signed with the Lakers, has repeatedly clashed with the President, and on Monday said he would refuse to ever sit face to face with him. The Fox News pundit was reacting to a video featuring James and Kevin Durant, which included the latter saying, "I feel like our team, as a country, is not run by a great coach", while James said that President Trump doesn't "give a f- about the people".

To his list of evidence, Lemon added Trump's past embrace of a conspiracy theory that Barack Obama, "America's first black president", was born in Kenya and faked his USA citizenship. The LeBron James Foundation will work alongside Akron Public schools to bring to fruition over 10 years of work and planning to provide education for underprivileged children in the area. "I think it could be a red wave", Trump said of his party's prospects in November. We are in a position right now, in America more importantly, where this whole race thing has taken over, ' he said.

No word yet on whether the first lady - or Ingraham, for that matter - is open to watching "Shut Up and Dribble" when it airs this fall.

"I know the streets they walk". "Millions elected Trump to be their coach".

"So once again, President Trump is feuding with a famous black person who dared to criticize him", Noah said. "The people of color who are attacked by their fellow citizens, who feel emboldened to be publicly racist, because the president is". "And now it's got all this attention, which makes me wonder".

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