Donald Trump Criticizes LeBron James on Twitter

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Donald Trump takes shot at LeBron James

LeBron James' first tweet after receiving a petty attack from Donald Trump had nothing to do with the president. In the tweet, Trump also appeared to take sides in the LeBron James vs.

James had just opened a school for underprivileged children in Ohio.

Trump seemed to take issue with some of James' comments.

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On Friday night, as James was interviewed by CNN's Don Lemon-another occasional target of Trump's-the president felt compelled to tweet something nasty.

The new Laker talked to Lemon about the new school he was starting, but the conversation often veered back to politics and Trump.

Trump puts children in cages. Lemon said on Twitter. He has often been an outspoken critic of Trump. "I like Mike!" CNN notes the final sentence was likely a reference to Michael Jordan.

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The NBA great admitted to having "jitters" before the opening, an event he said is "going to be one of the greatest moments - if not the greatest - of my life".

This tweet comes just days after James opened his remarkable I Promise public school in Akron, Ohio, which was the whole reason for his sit down with Lemon. It's one of the more admirable charity initiatives in recent memory and has been lauded by people across the political spectrum. The killing of Trayvon Martin - the 2012 case in which the unarmed black teenager was fatally shot and his killer, George Zimmerman, was acquitted by a Florida jury - was a turning point, he told Lemon.

James is arguably the most revered athlete in America, and has been widely praised for his intellect and leadership. Last September he called Trump a "bum" after the president appeared to disinvite the National Basketball Association championship-winning Golden State Warriors from a traditional White House visit because one of their stars, Stephen Curry, criticised Trump. Afterward, Trump announced that neither team was invited.

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James made similar remarks regarding Trump and sports on Monday in an interview with ESPN's Rachel Nichols, adding that he has no regrets about criticizing him.

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