Former President Donal Trump Unloads On NBA star Lebron James on Thursday after James this week tweeted a photo about a police officer rescuing a black girl.
Trump Unloads On LeBron James: ‘His RACIST Rants Are Divisive, Nasty”
Trump’s comments attacking James come after James tweeted a photo of a police officer writing, “YOU’RE NEXT.”
“LeBron James should focus on basketball instead of running on the destruction of the NBA, which just had the lowest TV readings in the league’s long and excellent history,” Trump said.
“His racist rants are practical, mean-spirited, insulting and humiliating.”
The outrage over James’ tweet was so strong that he deleted it less than two hours after posting it, and in a statement released about the incident he apologized However, not for his actions.
“Anger doesn’t do any of us any good and that includes me!” said James.
“Pick up and educate everyone on the facts, get it done! My problem is still here because of what has happened to that poor child.
“I’m so tired of seeing black people killed by the police, ” James continued.”
“And it’s just that it’s not one officer. It’s about the whole system and they always use our words to create more racism. I deleted the tweet earlier because it’s used to create more hate.”
The National Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) responded to James‘ tweet by writing, “@Kingjames, with his vast resources and influence, should be educated and honestly, this is disgraceful and extremely reckless. The officer saved a young woman’s life. No other action will change that fact.”