Moments ago, former President Trump issued the following statement.
“LeBron James should focus on basketball rather than presiding over the destruction of the NBA, which has just recorded the lowest television RATINGS, by far, in the long and distinguished history of the League. His RACIST rants are divisive, nasty, insulting, and demeaning. He may be a great basketball player, but he is doing nothing to bring our Country together!”
INBOX: Donald Trump calls LeBron James racist pic.twitter.com/Mn7STEis7j
— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) April 23, 2021
This comes after LeBron James deleted a tweet where he shared a photo of the police officer who shot Ma’Khia Bryant, who was wielding a knife and about to stab another woman.
LeBron later took down the tweet and wrote “I’m so damn tired of seeing Black people killed by police. I took the tweet down because its being used to create more hate -This isn’t about one officer. it’s about the entire system and they always use our words to create more racism. I am so desperate for more ACCOUNTABILITY.”