Michael Jordan Comes To LeBron’s Defense Following Trump Attack: ‘I Support LJ’

Michael Jordan Comes To LeBron’s Defense Following Trump Attack: ‘I Support LJ’

During a late Friday night Twitter rampage, President Donald Trump apparently caught some of the Don Lemon’s CNN interview with Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James and didn’t like that James said the president was a divisive figure, lashing out by questioning LeBron’s intelligence.

At the end of the tweet, in which he also called Lemon the “dumbest man on television,” Trump suggested that he preferred Chicago Bull legend Michael Jordan to James, adding “I like Mike!”

Well, Jordan has responded to the whole brouhaha and let it be known that he is siding with LeBron over the Tweeter-in-Chief.

Via his spokesman, Jordan told NBC News the following: “I support LJ. He’s doing an amazing job for his community.”

James was interviewed by Lemon to discuss the recent school he’s opened in Akroan for young at-risk children. The school will not only service 240 kids and provide them with longer school days, meal programs, and one-on-one attention, but will also provide job counseling and GED classes for parents.

Jordan wasn’t the only one to respond to the president’s tweet. Lemon took to Twitter Saturday morning and asking “who’s the real dummy” while comparing James opening a school to Trump placing migrant children “in cages.”

Justin Baragona

Justin Baragona is the founder/publisher of Contemptor and a contributor to The Daily Beast. He was previously the Cable News Correspondent for Mediaite and prior to starting Contemptor, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.