Michael Jordan responds to Donald Trump's tweet about Lebron James

Donald Trump and Le Bron James

Melania seems unaffected by her husband's view and is even considering visiting the school that James opened in Ohio.

The president then, unexpectedly, appeared to weigh in on the growing debate over who is the greatest National Basketball Association player of all time, James or Michael Jordan, by writing: "I like Mike!" Trump tweeted his LeBron venom a day before making a trip to, you guessed it, Ohio.

Lemon responded to Trump's tweet this morning with a nod to First Lady Melania Trump's campaign against bullying. "[LeBron James]. He's doing an fantastic job for his community".

"I believe our president is kind of trying to divide us", James said in the interview.

James recently announced he opened a school for underprivileged children in his hometown. However, James did touch on politics, expressing disappointment with Trump's relationship to sports teams. Part of James' interview with Lemon was about the new school he opened up in Cleveland to help at-risk youth.

Her statement comes after a back-and-forth between James and her husband.

The First Lady's comments come after Trump used Twitter to attack the famous basketball star.

NBA great Michael Jordan - whom Trump said he preferred in signing off his tweet aimed at James - issued a statement through AP in which he praised the four-time NBA MVP.

Trump "caused a bit of a stir", according to internal White House memos obtained by the New York Times, and ordered that only Fox News be shown on the presidential plane.

A separate statement coming from her spokeswoman said: “As you know, Mrs. Trump has travelled the country and world talking to children about their well-being, healthy living, and the importance of responsible on line behavior with her Be Best initiative.

Trump took to Twitter late Friday night to bash Lemon after his interview on Monday with James, and ended up slandering the celebrity athlete as well. But James has been outspoken about the president's policies, once calling him a "bum" for disinviting the Golden State Warriors to the White House. The statement read: "I support LJ, he's doing an unbelievable job for his community". And I got an opportunity to see them and learn about them and they got an opportunity to learn about me and we became friends.

James has consistently spoken out against the president.

James has always been critical of Trump.

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