Following Trump insult, basketball legend Michael Jordan supports Lakers icon LeBron James

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The interview aired on CNN on Monday night, but Trump's criticism did not come until Friday night.

President Donald Trump got his Twitter fingers out late Friday night to take a shot at Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James.

During the interview, James shared his thoughts on Trump and how his policies and behavior has drawn a wedge between Americans, especially when it comes to sports. It's always been something that brings people together.

"Lebron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon", Trump tweeted in a swipe at a news network he often derides. The president also said he preferred Michael Jordan.

On Saturday, Jordan ignored Trump's praise of him and said he has James' back.

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"What I've noticed over the past few months. he's kinda used sports to kinda divide us, and that's something that I can't relate to", James said.

But in yet another blow for the President, Jordan came out in support of James, saying he's "doing incredible work for his community".

The interview took place after the LeBron James Family Foundation along with the Akron Ohio Public Schools launched a brand new school for kids at-risk. "#BeBest", Lemon tweeted Saturday morning.

This is not the first time James has been thrust into the political limelight for speaking out against Trump.

In another possibly dig at the President, spokesperson Grisham noted that Melania's Be Best initiative promoted responsible online behaviour.

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It's clear Jordan doesn't appreciate Trump's support.

Don Lemon responded by saying, "Who's the real dummy?" The first lady's spokeswoman dismissed the story as trivial, but also said that Melania Trump would watch any channel she wants.

Since taking office, Trump has clashed with several U.S. sports stars, most notably after he called on the National Football League (NFL) owners to fire players who protest during the national anthem.

Many, including professional athletes and the Republican governor of OH, were critical of Trump's statements.

Last year, Trump also withdrew an invitation to the National Basketball Association champions Warriors after Curry and several teammates indicated misgivings about attending a White House event.

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