The president lashed out at James after the three-time National Basketball Association champion was interviewed by CNN's Don Lemon largely to tout a public school in Akron, Ohio that his foundation helped to open last week.
The tweet was quickly condemned, or at least heavily shaded, in most corners of the internet.
The public feud between King James and the imperious President is on one level a personal and even ideological clash between two of the richest, most famous entertainers in American life whose outsize images outshine the confines of the roles they now play. James' publicist declined to respond to Trump's tweet, but early Saturday afternoon, James retweeted a post from the "I Promise" school and said: "Let's get it kids!"
To his list of evidence, Lemon added Trump's past embrace of a conspiracy theory that Barack Obama, "America's first black president", was born in Kenya and faked his USA citizenship.
But it is also offering new insight into the President's unashamed willingness to launch attacks that touch on the most sensitive fault lines of American life, like race and freedom of expression, that even some of those closest to him find hard to publicly defend. The LeBron James Foundation will work alongside Akron Public schools to bring to fruition over 10 years of work and planning to provide education for underprivileged children in the area.
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But they entered a downward spiral in recent times when Israel intensified its bombing of military infrastructure in Syria. There was no immediate Syrian government response to the border clashes reported by Jordan and Syria on Thursday.
Amid growing criticism of her comments, Ingraham issued a statement, saying, "If pro athletes and entertainers want to freelance as political pundits, then they should not be surprised when they're called out for insulting politicians".
"Shut Up and Dribble" will depict the influence that sports have on politics. "Millions elected Trump to be their coach".
"I don't know how many times we can say, as a player and as a group, how much we love and support and appreciate the troops, and the opportunities this country allows us", Rodgers said.
He also said he might consider running for office if someone said to him he was the only person and that Trump would win if he didn't step up.
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'. He added that "This president constantly denigrates people of color and women". National Basketball Association player Karl-Anthony Towns wrote: "So let me get this straight: Flint, MI has dirty water still, but you anxious about an interview about a man doing good for education and generations of kids in his hometown?" "When I first got into the league Oracle would be buzzing any time the Lakers came in".