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Trump takes swipe at basketball star LeBron James

PRESIDENT DONALD Trump has called out LA Lakers player Lebron James, hitting out at the athlete’s intelligence.

The US President insulted James following an interview the basketball player gave to CNN's Don Lemon.

When asked about Mr Trump’s attacks on black athletes, such as American Football player Colin Kaepernick, James accused the president of using sport to “divide us”.

The 33-year-old said Mr Trump was “using sports to kinda divide us…Sports has never been something that divides people. It’s always been something that brings someone together.”

Reacting to this, Mr Trump tweeted: “Lebron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon. He made LeBron look smart, which isn’t easy to do”.

This is not the first time the pair have clashed, after James called Trump a “bum” for retracting his invitation to the Golden State Warriors to celebrate their win at the White House.

James said: “Going to the White House was a great honor until you showed up!”

James has also hit out at the president for his stance on American Football players kneeling during the national anthem.

Mr Trump argued players should have been “fired” for “disrespecting the flag”, leading James to say: “He doesn’t understand the power that he has for being the leader of this beautiful country.

“He doesn’t understand how many kids, no matter the race, look up to the president of the United States for guidance, for leadership, for words of encouragement. He doesn’t understand that, and that’s what makes me more sick than anything.”

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