What better topic for the open line than Donald Trump’s latest racist outburst — against philanthropist and superstar LeBron James — and a rejoinder in support of James from Melania Trump.
James has been getting a lot of attention for his investment in helping at-risk kids in his hometown of Akron. That led to an interview with Don Lemon on CNN. Both are black. Neither are Trump promoters. So:
Lebron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon. He made Lebron look smart, which isn’t easy to do. I like Mike!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 4, 2018
Trump immediately got taken to the cleaners on social media. Example:
LeBron James builds schools for children.
Donald Trump builds cages.
LeBron James donated millions to pay for kids’ college.
Donald Trump had to pay $25 million for defrauding kids who went to his college.
And so on. But then Trump’s wife pitched in, as reported by Jonathan Lemire of AP;
More from Melania Trump’s spokeswoman:
“Her platform centers around visiting organizations, hospitals and schools, and she would be open to visiting the I Promise School in Akron”
— Jonathan Lemire (@JonLemire) August 4, 2018
Michael Jordan, used by Trump to dis James, also issued a statement.
“I support L.J.,” Jordan told NBC News through his spokesperson. “He’s doing an amazing job for his community.”
And the reality presidency rolls on. FLOTUS would do a more empathetic job, no doubt, but as an alien, she’s not eligible.