LeBron James Takes Aim at ‘So-Called President’ Donald Trump in Charlottesville Remarks
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The four-time NBA MVP addressed the growing tension at a charity event put on by hus foundation Tuesday night in Sandusky, Ohio in comments on the matter. Of most note is the fact he referred to Trump as “the so-called president.”
You can read the full text of his statement below.
LeBron's full comments on Charlottesville: pic.twitter.com/FJJCT8rkiN
— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) August 16, 2017
James had already been vocal about Charlottesville, in a tweet he posted Tuesday afternoon, shortly before Trump doubled down on his comments about blaming multiple sides.
Hate has always existed in America. Yes we know that but Donald Trump just made it fashionable again! Statues has nothing to do with us now!
— LeBron James (@KingJames) August 15, 2017
James’ comments stand in stark contrast to those of NBA legend Rick Barry, who labeled the scrutiny Trump faces “a disgrace.”