“You bum,” LeBron James called President Donald Trump last year on Twitter. That tweet instantly went viral, as James was defending Stephen Curry, who did not want to visit the White House after winning the title in 2017. James also said that “going to the White House was a great honor until you [Trump] showed up.”

Since then, there has been tension between James and President Trump. The two have disliked each other, and Trump showed his feelings towards LeBron with his latest tweet.

Trump bashes LeBron and CNN host

Fox News reported that Trump posted, “Lebron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon.

He made Lebron look smart, which isn’t easy to do. I like Mike!” Trump tweeted Friday evening.

Not only does Trump slam James with this tweet, but he also bashes Don Lemon, who is a news anchor for CNN, a network Trump had issues with for a while now. At the end of the tweet, Trump says “I like Mike,” which could be a reference to Michael Jordan, who LeBron is most commonly compared to.

James sat down with CNN after the debut of his new elementary school in Akron, Ohio. During his interview, the four-time MVP stressed the importance of athletics in school and told Don Lemon that the president is trying to use sports to divide people when in reality, James believes that sports should bring people together.

Obviously, this probably gave President Trump the notion to attack LeBron and Lemon on social media. However, Trump waited four days to make his attack on James, as the interview happened on Monday, July 30.

In the interview, James and Lemon also discussed LeBron’s “you bum” tweet, which James reiterates the reason why he wrote that tweet, passionately defending Curry against Trump, who uninvited Steph from the White House after the three-time champion had already said he didn’t want to go.


Will LeBron respond?

What everyone is waiting for now is LeBron James’ potential response. Will he respond? There are already many celebrities on Twitter defending LeBron, sending angry tweets towards the President.

That may give James a reason to back off, but it would be interesting to see if he does fire back.

James, who signed with the Los Angeles Lakers this offseason, is probably more concerned about the upcoming season, his off-court duties, and other businesses. He has been doing a fantastic job of helping society and being a terrific role model. In addition, he has also been supporting his son, as he has been attending Bronny Jr’s basketball games.