Air Jordan relayed his statement to NBC news in response to receiving unwanted attention from the President at the tail end of his Tweet: "He made Lebron look smart, which isn't easy to do". I like Mike!' Trump posted on Friday evening, appearing to reference Michael Jordan.
James had criticised Trump for using sport to divide the country. "He's doing an incredible job for his community", Jordan said in a statement to The Associated Press through his representative via text Saturday.
Asked later what he'd say if he ever found himself face-to-face with Trump, he replied: "I would never sit across from him". In June, James said of Trump that "it's a lot of things that we believe in as Americans that we don't feel that he's for".
Many tweeters suggested that Trump may have held out from criticising James until he moved away from OH, which is a crucial swing state for the President. He also created a program for parents of the at-risk children to return to complete their high school educations, and he has planned an institute to help prepare high-school-age students for college. "LeBron just pledged millions for a school for underprivileged kids". Trump puts children in cages, ' his colleague Joseph Flynn wrote.
The White House did not immediately respond to a request to clarify Trump's remarks.
Trump blasted James after seemingly watching an interview the former Cleveland Cavaliers star did earlier in the week with CNN anchor Don Lemon in which he deemed Trump divisive.
'Pop quiz - Besides all being smarter & better in every way than he is, what else do they have in common?
Trump, meanwhile, is headed to OH, as he is set to hold a "Make America Great Again" rally in Lewis Center, just north of Columbus, on Saturday at 6:30 p.m.
CNN's Lemon and Don Rather have since responded to the inflammatory remarks by Trump, Rather calling the president a disgrace and Lemon questioning who the "real dummy" is.
"Even POTUS" supporters found the tweet to be in bad taste.
In the insanely long list of Kobe Bryant highlight videos, this one gets played as much as nearly any: A 2010 regular season game against Orlando when Matt Barnes is inbounding the ball, does a ball-fake inches from Kobe's face, and Bryant doesn't flinch.
You can see Trump's tweet, below. "I like Mike!" Here, Trump's referring to another all-time National Basketball Association great, Michael Jordan.
"What I've noticed over the past few months [is] he's kind of used sports to kind of divide us", James told CNN's Don Lemon on Monday.
He also said he might consider running for office if someone said to him he was the only person and that Trump would win if he didn't step up.
During the interview, James and Lemon toured the school and discussed sports, politics and race relations.
It's a insane competition with a high level so I think every manager has the dream to come so he had the chance to come. When asked about the youngster, the Italian manager said, "He will be a very, very strong player".
Army Veteran, had set up purple lights and a pair of cameras that broadcast a live stream of passengers to viewers on Twitch. He was not breaking any laws in Missouri as local regulations allow a person to record others without their consent.
On July 31st, Mars will be 35.8 million miles from Earth, which is the closest it has been to Earth in 15 years. On August 27, 2003, Mars was just 34.6 million miles from the Earth - the nearest it had been in 60,000 years.
This makes Apple worth more than the economies of countries such as Saudi Arabia, Switzerland and Taiwan. The tech titan on Thursday became the first company in the world to reach a $1 trillion valuation.
The hosts, playing their 1000th test, had lost six wickets for 67 runs as they limped to the close on 285 for nine on Wednesday. England's start was good in the first session with Alastair Cook's wicket being the only dismissal before lunch.
A Justice Department official said the agency had no comment. "The DOJ is keeping information from Congress". President Donald Trump has fumed about Mueller's probe and repeatedly called it a "witch hunt".
A firefighter from the city of Redding was killed as a result of the Carr Fire, California officials said in a statement Friday. Firefighters face a hard task in the days ahead, with dry conditions and temperatures expected to reach 110 F on Friday.
China and the European Union have responded to Trump's tariffs on their goods by slapping their own import fees on American items. Fourthly, we agreed today to join forces to protect American and European companies better from unfair global trade practices.
Samsung Electronics reports lower-than-expected profit
Analysts were estimating that the smartphone giant only shipped around 31 million Galaxy S9 phones since its release in March. Looking to the second half, the TV market is projected to grow YoY, especially in developed economies, said the company.
Apple hits $1,000,000,000,000
As Bloomberg pointed out , the number of shares outstanding has been falling about 1.3% per quarter as Apple buys back its shares. Other technology companies with high-flying, trendy stocks are expected to join Apple in the $1 trillion club before long.
Imran Khan claims victory in Pakistan elections
Several polling stations in Lahore also witnessed delays as the election staff did not reach the venue on time, the report said. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf, from its official Twitter handle, tweeted that the party is "heading right towards Naya Pakistan".
Game of Thrones Prequel Pilot Eyeing 2019 Production Start
The final season of Game of Thrones doesn't have an official return date yet, but the final six episodes will air in 2019. Now, thanks to HBO's programming president Casey Bloys , we know it will arrive during the "first half" of next year.