Michael Jordan supports LeBron James after Donald Trump tweet

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"Lebron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon", The Donald tweeted.

Melania Trump's spokeswoman said the first lady is "open to visiting" basketball star LeBron James's new $8 million school in OH for low-income and at-risk students, after the president derided James's intelligence on Twitter.

She said she would consider visiting his new public school.

The President's tweet came after he watched CNN anchor/reporter Don Lemon interview James.

According to a senior White House official, Mrs. Trump was not "taking sides" in the online feud between James and the President.

"Who's the real dummy?" wrote Lemon, adding a reference to the First Lady's "Be Best" campaign. "Maybe you'd like to talk about the 160,000 kids who skip school every day for fear of being bullied, or that 280,000 students are physically attacked in schools every month", Grisham told CNN. Lemon said on Twitter.

"I don't think we should make much of it at all", Cross said of the statement.

"Going to the White House was a great honor until you showed up!", James tweeted in response. Trump tweeted in 2013 to call James a "great guy" after he won 2013's Athlete of the Year ESPY award.

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"I support LJ", Jordan said in the statement. "Sports have never been something that divide people it's always been something that brings people together".

More recently he said those protesting "maybe shouldn't be in the country".

Mr. James, one of the most prominent athletes in the USA, has been critical of Mr. Trump for years.

Last September, James called the president a "bum" after Trump withdrew his invitation for the National Basketball Association champion Golden State Warriors to visit the White House.

Trump has long denounced the media - CNN in particular - and rarely lets a slight go unnoticed.

And in February, James used an expletive to claim that Trump does not care "about the people".

James, meanwhile, did not weigh in on the debate and instead on Saturday morning shared photos from the school he just opened. That prompted criticism of Ingraham, which suggested that efforts to silence and insult two outspoken black men were racist. Just about more philanthropic work Trump has ever done combined.

Retired NBA player Michal Jordan, who the American Chief Executive Donald Trump mentioned in the tweet – ending with “I like Mike!” – Jordan. "But it will not stop me from doing what I know is right". But when Trump finally caught up with the conversation days later, he engaged in a late-night Twitter rant.

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