Former President Donald Trump issued a statement on Thursday slamming NBA star LeBron James for his “racist rants” that are “doing nothing to bring our country together.”
“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,” the former president stated.
“His RACIST rants are divisive, nasty, insulting, and demeaning,” Trump continued. “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
Trump’s comments come a day after James tweeted — and then deleted — a photo of a Columbus, Ohio police officer present during the fatal shooting of Ma’Khia Bryant, with the caption, “YOU’RE NEXT #ACCOUNTABILITY,” in all-caps.