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Donovan Mitchell blasts Trump after president bashes LeBron James

Former University of Louisville basketball star Donovan Mitchell showed that he has LeBron James' back after he tweeted back at President Trump for his diss on LeBron.

(WTHR) – Former University of Louisville basketball star Donovan Mitchell showed that he has LeBron James' back after he tweeted back at President Trump for his diss on LeBron.

Late Friday night, Trump tweeted that CNN host Don Lemon "made Lebron look smart, which isn't easy to do."


Trump was hitting back at James after the Los Angeles Laker, who last week spent $50 million opening a new school for at-risk kids in his hometown of Akron, Ohio, told Lemon in a television interview that Trump was using sports to divide Americans.

The "Mike" in Trump's tweet is NBA legend Michael Jordan.

Saturday morning, Mitchell, whose impressive rookie season in Utah included a trip to the second round of the NBA Playoffs, implied that Trump is "an insecure human being." He also said Trump is "setting a bad example for kids."


Through spokespersons later Saturday, both Jordan and even First Lady Melania Trump voiced their support for James for his community work.

"It looks like LeBron James is working to do good things on behalf of our next generation and just as she always has, the First Lady encourages everyone to have an open dialogue about issues facing children today," said Stephanie Grisham, First Lady Melania Trump's spokesperson in a statement to CNN. "As you know, Mrs. Trump has traveled the country and world talking to children about their well-being, healthy living, and the importance of responsible online behavior with her Be Best initiative."