Michael Jordan on Saturday responded to the latest dust-up between President Trump and LeBron James via a statement to NBC News.
“I support LJ. He’s doing an amazing job for his community,” Jordan said through a spokesperson.
Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan’s official statement, via spokesperson, in wake of Donald Trump tweet referencing him and LeBron James: “I support LJ. He’s doing an amazing job for his community.”
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 4, 2018
After James told CNN’s Don Lemon that Trump was “using sports to divide” people, the president shot back on Twitter late Friday night. (RELATED: Trump Smacks LeBron, CNN’s Don Lemon As ‘Dumbest Man On Television’)
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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 4, 2018
“I like Mike!” Trump exclaimed after saying that the “dumbest man on television” “made LeBron look smart.”
Which, for a time, led journalists to speculate (some jokingly) about the identity of the “Mike” that Trump was referring to.