Melania Trump praises LeBron James hours after Donald Trump's online swipe

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First off, Maller thinks that Trump was directing his ire towards Don Lemon and that LeBron just got caught in the crossfire.

The NBA player was critical of Trump during the interview, saying that the president was trying to use sports to "divide" the country.

Twitter lit up with criticism against President Donald Trump after he took aim at National Basketball Association star Lebron James on Friday night. "He made Lebron look smart, which isn't easy to do", Trump said on Twitter shortly before midnight on Friday, twice misspelling the four-time NBA Most Valuable Player's name.

The president wrapped up the tweet by declaring, "I like Mike!" Melania also came forward to show support for James saying that she is open to visiting James' school.

For all the good LeBron James did this week with the opening of the I Promise School in Akron, Ohio, for at-risk students, he's simultaneously embroiled in a bit of controversy. "He's doing an incredible job for his community".

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CNN's communications team referenced recent reports that Trump grew enraged when first lady Melania Trump watched CNN aboard Air Force One.

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

Following the airing of the interview, the President insulted James and interviewer Don Lemon in a series of tweets.

Trump was traveling Saturday to OH to hold a rally for state Sen.

BBC North America reporter Anthony Zurcher suggests the first lady's statement contains veiled criticism of her husband's tweet.

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Many former and current professional athletes, including Jordan, jumped to James' defense. Donald Trump has taken swipes at James on Twitter.

However, Jordan also expressed support for James.

"Well, in that case, I may", James responded. It is pretty weird how the President wants to take a shot at LeBron James after the three-time champion completed a highly charitable act.

"If someone tried to recruit a LeBron to run for president, they said, 'Listen, they've got no one, if you don't run, Trump's going to win, ' would you run?"

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