Trump Slams 'Racist' LeBron James as 'Divisive, Nasty, Insulting, and Demeaning'
NBA star slammed over tweet targetting police officer
President Donald Trump has slammed LeBron James after the NBA star tweeted out a photo this week targeting a police officer who prevented a black girl from being stabbed.
“LeBron James should focus on basketball rather than presiding over the destruction of the NBA, which has just recorded the lowest television RATINGS, by far, in the long and distinguished history of the League,” Trump said on Thursday.
“His RACIST rants are divisive, nasty, insulting, and demeaning.
"He may be a great basketball player, but he is doing nothing to bring our Country together!”
Trump’s comments come as far-left Democrat activist James faces intense backlash this week after he tweeted the photograph of the cop involved in the police shooting of knife-wielding teen Ma’Khia Bryant.
“YOU’RE NEXT,” he wrote with an emoji of an hourglass, a symbol that signifies that time is running out.
James deleted his tweet shortly after posting it.
However, screenshots of the post have spread quickly across social media as the backlash intensifies.
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James tweeted a photo of Ohio cop Nicholas Reardon, who allegedly shot Bryant, before the nature of the shooting had even been established.
It later emerged that the hero cop had saved a black teen from being stabbed during a knife attack.
News of Bryant’s death came soon after former Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on charges of murder and manslaughter of George Floyd last year.
James, an LA Lakers MVP, ended up taking down the tweet before claiming it was "being used to create more hate."
After fielding a barrage of frustration by his fans for deleting the original tweet, on Wednesday night James took to Twitter again to explain his actions.
He wrote: "I’m so d*mn tired of seeing Black people killed by police.
"I took the tweet down because its being used to create more hate - This isn’t about one officer. it’s about the entire system and they always use our words to create more racism.
"I am so desperate for more ACCOUNTABILITY."
In a subsequent tweet, he wrote: "ANGER does any of us any good and that includes myself!”