It’s not secret that Donald Trump has a serious issue with Black people, especially those who speak out against him and his divisive administration. Lately, the main way he lashes out at us is by questioning our intelligence.
Case in point: On Friday night, while he should have been either asleep, creating strategies to protect our democracy from Russia or figuring out ways to reunite immigrant children their families, he was Twitter coming for LeBron James.
See, James was being interviewed by CNN’s Don Lemon and spoke in detail about his new Promise school and his disdain for #45.
Yeah, he tried it.
But don’t worry, Black Twitter didn’t let this racist tirade go down on their watch. They clapped all the way back.
1. Mr. President, Keep LeBron’s Name Out Of Your Mouth
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
It’s not secret that Donald Trump has a serious issue with Black people, especially those who speak out against him and his divisive administration. Lately, the main way he lashes out at us is by questioning our intelligence. Case in point: On Friday night, while he should have been either asleep, creating strategies to protect our democracy from Russia or figuring out ways to reunite immigrant children their families, he was Twitter coming for LeBron James. See, James was being interviewed by CNN’s Don Lemon and spoke in detail about his new Promise school and his disdain for #45. Yeah, he tried it. But don’t worry, Black Twitter didn’t let this racist tirade go down on their watch. They clapped all the way back.
.@realDonaldTrump - here is what you will never understand:— Karine Jean-Pierre (@K_JeanPierre) August 4, 2018
LeBron James used his wealth and fame to open a school for at-risk children, providing them free tuition, food, counseling (for their families as well) & guaranteed tuition to the University of Akron when they graduate. https://t.co/gLAkj9d84P
Trump insults LeBron James and calls CNN's Don Lemon the "dumbest man on television".— Ted Corcoran (RedTRaccoon) (@RedTRaccoon) August 4, 2018
Look at all the private individuals he has criticized and you will see a pattern. Its race.
So, Trump called both Don Lemon and LeBron James dumb, huh?! This is the same man that thought you needed an ID to buy groceries. pic.twitter.com/6m805C6bim— 𝚙𝚛𝚎𝚜𝚒𝚍𝚎𝚗𝚝-𝚎𝚕𝚎𝚌𝚝 𝚝𝚛𝚊𝚟𝚒𝚜 (@travisfromthebk) August 4, 2018
That moment when you realize lebron has done more for america than trump pic.twitter.com/5ZAdX85B0j— Dan (@crabsinabuckett) August 4, 2018
Trump says Maxine Waters, LeBron James, and Don Lemon are all dumb. That's completely erroneous and he knows it--he's just fueling his racist, hate mongering following of uneducated whites.— michael musto (@mikeymusto) August 4, 2018
Donald Trump has some nerve trying to insult the intelligence of Lebron James when Trump himself is dumber than a wet bag of Vaseline— Gilbert Arenas (@GilbertAgent0) August 4, 2018
LeBron James is popular. Donald Trump is not. LeBron opened up a public school in an underserved community, the same one in which he grew up. Trump had to pay a $25 million settlement for running a fake university. https://t.co/rGmBinBany— Jamil Smith (@JamilSmith) August 4, 2018
I noted earlier this week that @realDonaldTrump, frequent critic of black athletes, hadn’t yet mentioned @KingJames. I guess that CNN interview did change that, after all. Oh, and LeBron opened a school that same day. Here’s hoping that he is laughing now. https://t.co/rGmBinBany https://t.co/FjXctVOM4p— Jamil Smith (@JamilSmith) August 4, 2018
Trump coming for LeBron when he really shoulda just sat there and ate his food.— April (@ReignOfApril) August 4, 2018
The fact that #LebronJames opened a school without naming it after him proves his commitment to unselfishly teaching the next generation that nothing is given. Everything is earned. We need more communal and philanthropic athletes like him.— Jared Sawyer Jr. (@JaredSawyerJr) July 31, 2018
Donald Trump always calls black people dumb YET this dumbass thinks supreme court justices sign laws 😒— Mich@el B@iley (@Baileyville) August 4, 2018
And couldn't tell you the difference between Great Britain, England, the United Kingdom, or Wales.
He's a retarded adult. #LebronJames #CNN
What y'all President not gone do is come for #LebronJames. You could be a be on his level sir! Like eva!!— 👑 Nitta (@KanittaJ) August 4, 2018
I am seriously amazed that the president of the United States is so immature, mean, racist and idiotic & ppl actually still think this is a good look for our country. The standards 4 being POTUS has dramatically dropped #DonLemon #LebronJames— glamourqueen (@glamourqueenmua) August 4, 2018
Putin used #PhilandoCastille ‘s murder to divide voters . #LebronJames uses his wealth to educate children.— Cornell William Brooks (@CornellWBrooks) August 4, 2018
Pres. #Trump insults an American athlete—and sucks up to a Russian thug. #Trump has neither the moral nor intellectual credibility to insult @KingJames. @AP @CNN https://t.co/7nNBPNHSC2
Dear Bron, I wrote you but you still ain't call me...pic.twitter.com/Gcd4hMLqLf— Tristan (@AyoTristan) August 4, 2018
"LeBron is the damn GOAT put some respect on his name you orange..." pic.twitter.com/teXLe4Xqz7— Dilip Sridhar (@dilipsridhar16) August 4, 2018
There is zero doubt in my mind that Lebron is smarter than Donald Trump on literally every conceivable legitimate measure of smart.— Franklin Leonard (@franklinleonard) August 4, 2018
Only Donald Trump could make Warriors Nation into huge LeBron fans— Grant Liffmann (@GrantLiffmann) August 4, 2018
I think Donald Trump is underestimating the power of niggas with Lebron as their avi/header. That side of twitter is like the shadowy place from Lion King— André (@TheSurrealAndre) August 4, 2018
Donald Trump has the vocabulary of an 8 year old with the nerve to call LeBron dumb. I apologize to all the 8 year old children for this insult.— mocha grande (@breeashhh) August 4, 2018
Donald Trump Who Had to Pay $25 Million Settlement For His Fraudulent School, Questions LeBron's Intelligence on Twitter; LeBron Started Legit School For At-Risk Kids; Twitter Reacts In LeBron's Defense https://t.co/mCs9P12yf3 via @JeandraLeBeauf pic.twitter.com/d6S3ffAC8E— Robert Littal BSO (@BSO) August 4, 2018
Lebron James build a school for at risk children.— A Karani Onsomu (@erwoti) August 4, 2018
Trump separates children from their families and puts them at risk.
Nothing irks Trump more than a successful young black male who he can’t detain or deport or incarcerate. pic.twitter.com/tGLrFvJRRh