King James and other celebrities have the best responses to Trump's trolling

President Donald Trump is shown during a rally he held in Pennsylvania alongside an image of Le Bron James during the opening of his I Promise School in Ohio

President Donald Trump is shown during a rally he held in Pennsylvania alongside an image of Le Bron James during the opening of his I Promise School in Ohio

He said: "I support LeBron James". After opening his new "I Promise School" in his hometown of Akron Ohio, the Los Angeles Lakers star then sat down with CNN to not only discuss his school but shed some light on his opinions toward Donald Trump.

Speaking to presenter Don Lemon, the La Lakers star had accused the United States president of using sport to try to divide the nation along racial lines.

On Saturday, the president responded on Twitter by saying: "Lebron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon".

Later, a spokeswoman for Melania Trump said it appeared 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.

The president's endorsement of basketball star Michael Jordan was perhaps a reference to the long-standing debate over whether Jordan or James is the better all-time player.

Trump took to Twitter to vent on Friday night, presumably after he watched a rebroadcast of the interview.

The tweet from Mr. Trump's official account ended by saying "I like Mike!"

Meanwhile, Jordan and first lady Melania Trump have also weighed in on the public conversation, and she's not here for her husband's pettiness.

LeBron James has dealt with critics his whole life but nothing quite like this.

"And what I've noticed over the last few months", James said, "he's kind of used sport to kind of divide us".

Michael Jordan backed his National Basketball Association rival James via a message from his spokesman. Minnesota center Karl Anthony Towns questioned why Trump was using his time to tweet about this instead of addressing the water issues in Flint, MI. Mr. James had tweeted.

Many former and current professional athletes, including Jordan, jumped to James' defence.

James said he "can't sit back and say nothing".

The first lady's platform, "Be Best", is all about encouraging children to conduct themselves in an honorable manner, and she has made promoting children's welfare a key piece of her time in the White House. (In the end, the Golden State Warriors won, and they won't be attending either.) The basketball player appeared at a rally for Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential campaign in his home state of OH, a critical swing state during the election that Trump ended up carrying.

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