Former President Donald Trump slammed NBA star LeBron James on Thursday for an inflammatory tweet about the Ohio cop who shot and killed 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant.
LeBran James only cares about Blacks who are killed by police
Trump has been banned from nearly all social media platforms as the Democrats desperately try to extinguish the MAGA movement. Still, the 45th president has been releasing statements from his new office at his Palm Beach County resort Mar-a-Lago.
“LeBron James should focus on basketball rather than presiding over the destruction of the NBA,” Trump said in a statement.
“His RACIST rants are divisive, nasty, insulting, and demeaning,” the statement said. “He may be a great basketball player, but he is doing nothing to bring our Country together!”
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Akron-born James, 36, drew Trump’s attention after he tweeted a picture of Columbus Police Officer Nicholas Reardon along with the ominous-sounding caption, “YOU’RE NEXT.”
The Los Angeles Lakers star deleted the tweet amid backlash, saying he took the post down because it was “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,” he said, adding he was “so damn tired of seeing Black people killed by police.”
“I am so desperate for more ACCOUNTABILITY,” he wrote.
His gripe followed an earlier message making clear that despite deleting the incendiary tweet, his “anger still is here for what happened that lil girl,” referring to Bryant, who was shot dead while lunging at another girl with a knife.
“ANGER does any of us any good and that includes myself! Gathering all the facts and educating does though!” he wrote.
“My sympathy for her family and may justice prevail!” he wrote.
Reardon was identified Wednesday as the officer who shot Bryant. She later died at a local hospital.
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