Published: Mon, August 06, 2018
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

CNN Mocks Trump for Watching: Melania 'Had the Remote' #BeBest

CNN Mocks Trump for Watching: Melania 'Had the Remote' #BeBest

The statement from Stephanie Grisham on Saturday came hours after a late-night tweet from President Donald Trump in which he derided James' intelligence, saying it "wasn't easy" to make the National Basketball Association superstar look smart.

"He's trying to divide our sport, but at the end of the day, sport is the reason why we all come together", James said.

That criticism drew the ire of the President, who was critical of James and Lemon in a tweet sent out late Friday evening.

When asked what he would say to Trump if they were to sit face-to-face, James said, "I would never sit across from him".

James, one of the most prominent athletes in the United States, has been critical of Trump for years. LeBron is originally from Akron and in the interview with Don, he talked about how important sports can be in a child's life and how he felt Donald was "using sports to kinda divide us". "He is doing an incredible job for his community".

CNN, which Trump has repeatedly said is a purveyor of "fake news", then mocked the president and first lady about their television viewing habits and even slighted Melania's #BeBest platform.

Grisham didn't mention the president's comment in her statement.

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Lemon responded Saturday morning by calling out the Trump's controversial immigration policies.

The First Lady released a statement through her spokeswoman giving James credit for the work he has done off the court.

In this July 30, 2018 file photo, LeBron James listens to a question at a news conference after the opening ceremony for the I Promise School in Akron, Ohio.

James has been a vocal critic of Trump since he took office.

CNN noted that Trump's pattern of attacking well-known African-Americans as having "low IQs" echoes the white nationalist view that blacks are genetically less intelligent than white folks. A man who puts kids in classrooms or one who puts kinds in cages? Ben Simmons said James is "a smart dude (and one of the most thoughtful athletes we have).You're a constant embarrassment". Trump tweeted in 2013 to call James a "great guy" after he won 2013's Athlete of the Year ESPY award.

"Going to White House was a great honour until you showed up!"

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