Tweeters erupted in anger after President Donald Trump trashed NBA superstar LeBron James on Friday night.
Trump used Twitter to bash both James and CNN host Don Lemon, after finally watching an interview between the pair that aired on Monday.
During the interview, James (who in July signed with the Los Angeles Lakers) accused Trump of enabling racists and using sports to divide the country.
Though James didn’t reply directly to Trump, he sent out a tweet Saturday afternoon that suggested he was more focused on the school he’s opening than pettiness on Twitter:
Earlier in the day, Lemon had responded to Trump with this tweet:
CNN Communications also replied, tweeting, “Sounds like @FLOTUS had the remote last night” ― a reference to a report that Melania Trump was watching CNN aboard Air Force One, apparently to her husband’s displeasure.
Many of James’ fellow NBA players rallied to support him:
And hundreds of Twitter users jumped to James’ defense ― with many highlighting how the basketball legend had this week opened a new school for at-risk children (a joint venture between Akron Public Schools and his foundation) in his hometown of Akron, Ohio: