Don Lemon fires back against 'nasty, hateful' Trump attack

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The announcement comes just a few days after James and Trump escalated their public feud.

The segment is a ideal representation of where we are culturally as a country right now.

He spoke for the next nine minutes.

National Basketball Association star LeBron James won praise on Monday from an OH school district for his support of disadvantaged children in his hometown of Akron, after U.S. President Donald Trump attacked him in a weekend tweet questioning his intelligence.

As Trump critiques go, this was mild stuff.

Earlier this week, James told CNN during an interview with Don Lemon that sport had offered him the opportunity to meet people of different backgrounds and race.

Trump's freaky tweet labeled CNN's Dom Lemon as the "dumbest man on television" after his interview with LeBron James in a weird tweet that ended, 'I like Mike!' "He made Lebron look smart, which isn't easy to do", the president tweeted. "Some of those people are white". He added that "This president constantly denigrates people of color and women".

Mr Trump has taken a harsh stance on the ongoing debate over players in the National Football League (NFL) who refuse to stand for the national anthem in protest against racial injustice and police brutality.




He played clip after clip after clip of Trump at his rallies, calling Waters, the black congresswoman, "low-IQ.". "Let me not mince words here".

"This president traffics in racism and is fueled by bullying", Lemon said on his primetime CNN show. "Most of America, anyway, not all of America". "Not all of America".

Melania Trump made headlines when her spokeswoman issued a statement Saturday that said James appears to be "working to do good things" for children.

"But what about the impact his policies have on those without a platform?"

In his interview with Lemon, LeBron described how both athletics and education were high priorities for the young students at his new school, and lamented the idea of politics interfering with sports. But it's still shocking to see a President of the United States making such an unapologetic assault on the Fourth Estate as part of an apparent strategy of discrediting sources of power that contradict his own preferred versions of reality.

Ivanka, the president's daughter and senior adviser, said during an event for the Axios news website on Thursday that seeing the aftermath of separating families at the border - desperate mothers and distraught children - was 'a low point for me'.

But as he concluded his broadcast, Lemon at least called for one. Stop using them twitter fingers and get stuff done for our country with that pen.

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