Donald Trump insults LeBron James on Twitter

LeBron James speaks at the opening ceremony for the I Promise School

Don Lemon summarized the situation perfectly by comparing LeBron's opening of a school for at risk children to Donald Trump's track record of false imprisonment. "And in free agency Kobe hit me up himself like, "Hey, you want to be a Laker?' and I'm 'Hell ya, I've always been a Laker fan" and he said, 'Anyone insane enough to f*** with me is insane enough to play with me'".

During the interview, James also discussed a new school he has opened for underprivileged children in his home town in OH, which offers free meals and bikes to students, as well as job placement assistance for parents and an on-site food bank.

Lemon, who conducted the interview with James, also weighed in.

"Who's the real dummy?", the CNN anchor tweeted Saturday. The President ended his tweet with the seemingly unrelated exclamation of "I like Mike!"

"I believe the president is kind of trying to divide us", James said.

The network's PR and communications Twitter feed invoked first lady Melania Trump to hit back at the president.

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He parked a bus with the words "Trump's worst nightmare" outside the venue Tuesday, drawing more than a few heckles and taunts. While the reasons for the early arrivals are plentiful, many said they're there to show support for the president.

So here is the interview, followed by Trump's tweet and the responses to it.

Most of the interview focused on other matters, particularly James's efforts in OH to create an elementary school with an eye toward helping kids get their lives on track.

James explained why he called Trump a "bum" on his Twitter account.

Last year, James was critical of Trump, calling him a "bum" when the President rescinded his invitation for the 2017 National Basketball Association champion Golden State Warriors to visit the White House, after the Warriors said they would not accept an invitation. "Going to White House was a great honour until you showed up!" A man who puts kids in classrooms or one who puts kids in cages? "For kids, in general, all they want to know is that someone cares". We hope you both saw the incredible work of @KingJames.

CNN's public relations arm also responded to president's tweet on Saturday.

Trump hadn't tweeted at James since he took office, so Friday's tweet was a predictable sea change on social media.

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