Donald Trump attacked Don Lemon shortly before midnight on Friday night. He was watching Lemon interview NBA legend Lebron James on “fake news” CNN about the opening of Lebron’s I Promise School for at-risk youth in Ohio.
Tweeted Trump: “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!”
Lemon fired back: “Who’s the real dummy? A man who puts kids in classrooms or one who puts kids in cages?
— Don Lemon (@donlemon) August 4, 2018
Michael Jordan, referenced by Trump in his attack tweet, took Lebron’s side, releasing a statement: “I support LJ. He’s doing an amazing job for his community.”
NEW: Jordan sides with James over Trump tweet. NBA legend Michael Jordan tells NBC News through a spokesperson: "I support LJ. He’s doing an amazing job for his community.”
— Geoff Bennett (@GeoffRBennett) August 4, 2018
CNN also interjected: “Sounds like @FLOTUS had the remote last night. 📺 We hope you both saw the incredible work of @KingJames. #BeBest”
— CNN Communications (@CNNPR) August 4, 2018
As if Trump and FLOTUS spend their off-time together.