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President Trump and LeBron James Have Been Trading Disses — It Looks Like Melania Just Picked a Side

First lady Melania Trump seems to have a different opinion than the president when it comes to Los Angeles Laker LeBron James.

The first lady’s spokeswoman released a statement praising James for starting a school for at-risk children in Ohio following her husband’s attack on his intelligence.

“It looks like LeBron James is working to do good things on behalf of our next generation and just as she always has, the First Lady encourages everyone to have an open dialogue about issues facing children today,” said Stephanie Grisham.

Her statement comes after a back-and-forth between James and her husband. The controversy heated up when the president tweeted his reaction to an interview James sat down for with CNN anchor Don Lemon, insulting the intelligence of both men:

Many fellow NBA players slammed the president and expressed their support for James afterwards. President Trump’s harsh words came after the basketball legend accused him of using sports to divide the country during his sit-down with CNN.

“What I’ve noticed over the past few months, he’s kinda used sports to kinda divide us, and that’s something that I can’t relate to,” he said at the time.


CNN also tweeted about the issue, referencing the president’s rocky past with the network and cracking a joke about reports that the president lashed out at his wife’s aides after seeing her television set to CNN:

The tweet also included a hashtag for the first lady’s Be Best campaign, which focuses on anti-cyberbullying and was launched in May to help improve child well-being.

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