President Trump picked the wrong time to finally respond to LeBron James' many digs at his presidency.
After watching Don Lemon's interview with James on CNN Friday night, Trump dropped a late-night bombshell that shook even hard-core Trump haters.
"Lebron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon. He made Lebron look smart, which isn’t easy to do. I like Mike!"
The last sentence was in reference to the ongoing debate over the NBA's g.o.a.t. (greatest of all time). Trump chose Michael Jordan over James -- the ultimate insult to James fans.
"What would you say to President Trump if you were sitting across from him?" Lemon asked the L.A. Lakers power forward.
"I wouldn’t sit across from him," James replied.
While James's statements about Trump may have been scripted by CNN, his words were a low blow to the president, who managed to ignore James's many insults leading up to Friday night.
Naturally, the response to Trump's tweet was swift and brutal. Some folks stayed up all night giving the president a piece of their mind on Twitter.com.
Many users reminded Trump that his tweet came at the worst possible time -- just days after James opened a $8 million elementary school for academically at-risk youth in his hometown of Akron, Ohio.
Actress Holly Robinson-Peete tweeted:
"But No comment about his remarkable #IPromiseSchool and the young SMART Americans it will propel... you keep setting new lows. It’s so pathetic #DumbDonald".
The @palmerreport tweeted: "Donald Trump has berserk late-night meltdown about LeBron James after everything goes horribly wrong for him".
@jaredsawyerjr wrote: "Come on now dude. That’s petty. You’re the president of the United States and you’re worried about an interview with LeBron James. Get your priorities together".
And someone posted this fake tweet from a Michael Jordan parody account.
Trump's supporters were also active in the comments, but Twitter buried their tweets so they were difficult to find.
"Everyone attacking Trump won’t even mention the fact that LeBron STARTED IT! He should apologize to President Trump for his mean comments. Don Lemon should be FIRED for not asking tougher questions and giving LeBron a platform to bash President Trump. That’s why CNN is FAKE NEWS!".
While you put children in cages & separate them from their Mommies & Daddies to enrich the private prison industry, Lebron James is changing children’s lives & empowering them in a way you’ve never even done or imagined for any child. #JamesTrumpsTrumphttps://t.co/YCdLmjWvig
— KCazares ?????? (@cazarespr) August 4, 2018
I'd take @KingJames' I Promise School over your fraudulent Trump University, any day. ANY DAY.
— mico (@mico_letargo) August 4, 2018
While you impugn the integrity of a man who has helped so many impoverished youths. Yes- even though he criticizes you, you should keep your mouth shut, because Lebron is part of the solution, while you, well you’re THE PROBLEM
— sanville_robert (@SanvilleRobert) August 4, 2018
You needed Russia to beat Hillary
— Taco EaTeR (@Ryche84) August 4, 2018
Lebron James has made the smartest investment there is. He has invested in people, young people. He's building a future for others, which is something you are incapable of grasping. Bitch all you like, the world knows who the real dolt is.
— Little Shiny Button (@iamashinybutton) August 4, 2018
Im a republican that voted for you and wondering why u said this and why this shit is even on ur mind..... really bro? Get back to work man
— Xray-GoBlue (@usarmy_rick) August 4, 2018
LeBron opens and pays for a school that pays for food, tuition, uniform, etc and also tuition to U of Akron if they graduate. What did you do? You open a scam "university" that robbed people of their life savings. No matter how much gold you put on a turd, you're still a turd.
— Laureen Nobles Davis (@Mean_Laureen) August 4, 2018
Trump has repeatedly singled out and attacked countless black athletes exclusively.
Ranging from Stephen Curry, LaVar Ball, LeBron James, and Muhammad Ali to Colin Kaepernick, Marshawn Lynch and more.
— James Parkley ?? (@jnarls) August 4, 2018
Everyone attacking Trump won’t even mention the fact that LeBron STARTED IT! He should apologize to President Trump for his mean comments. Don Lemon should be FIRED for not asking tougher questions and giving LeBron a platform to bash President Trump. That’s why CNN is FAKE NEWS!
— Jacob Rossi (@JacobARossi) August 4, 2018