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.