Journalists Are Stumped About Who The ‘Mike’ Is That Trump Referenced In LeBron Tweet

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President Trump tweeted an insult to CNN’s Don Lemon and Lakers superstar LeBron James late Friday night, and many journalists are wondering who the “Mike” is that he referenced in the tweet.

“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!” the president tweeted.

Bill Kristol, an editor of The Weekly Standard, even set up Twitter polls for his followers to guess. The options in poll one were General Michael Flynn, Michael McFaul, Michael Avenatti, or Michael R. Warren. Avenatti was in the lead with 50% of the nearly 4,000 votes. (RELATED: Trump Smacks LeBron, CNN’s Don Lemon As ‘Dumbest Man On Television’)

The candidates in a second poll were Vice President Mike Pence, Mike Tyson, Mike Foucault or Mike Houellebecq. Tyson was leading this vote.

One obvious answer to who “Mike” is might be Michael Jordan. Jordan is widely considered to be the best NBA player of all time, and James has been compared to Jordan for years. There are even conversations about which player is better, but Trump’s tweet might suggest he believes Jordan is better.

Michael Jordan once said “Republicans buy shoes too,” when asked why he stays out of politics.