LeBron James Says Donald Trump Is Using Sports To Divide Us

It appears Lebron James believes President Donald Trump is trying to use athletics and its athletes to split up the country. In a new interview with CNN’s Dom Lennon on Monday, King James opened up about his thoughts on President Trump, explaining why he called him a “bum” & believing he’s using sports to divide the country.

“What I’ve noticed over the past few months, he’s kinda used sports to kinda divide us,” James said, “and that’s something that I can’t relate to. I can’t sit back and say nothing. Sports was the first time I was ever around someone white,” revealed the four-time NBA MVP. “I got an opportunity to see them and learn about them, and they got the opportunity to learn about me … And I was like, ‘Oh wow, this is all because of sports.’”

“I can’t sit back and not say nothing,” said James, who referenced Steph Curry & Colin Kaepernick’s issues with Trump as example of President Trump’s attempt to twist peaceful displays into his political agenda.

Elsewhere in the interview, James talked about his new I Promise school he just opened up in Akron, Ohio, the kids being taken away at the border, and more.

Check out the full 16-minute chat (below) and fast forward to the 5:05 mark to hear the Trump dividing us remarks.