Melania Trump praises LeBron James after president's insult

LeBron James speaks at a news conference after the opening ceremony for the I Promise School in Akron Ohio Monday

In a tweet posted late Friday night, Trump criticized James for an interview he recently did with another prominent African American, CNN anchor Don Lemon. The spokesperson of the first lady of U.S. later issued a surprising statement in which she has heaped praises for the National Basketball Association star. "A man who puts kids in classrooms or one who puts kids in cages?" he posted, referring to a school that James has started for at-risk children in his hometown and the Trump administration policy of separating children from families crossing into the USA illegally. "Her platform centres around visiting organizations, hospitals and schools, and she would be open to visiting the I Promise School in Akron (the school started by James)". In his interview with Lemon, he said he'd consider running for president if he believed he was the only person who could stop Trump from being re-elected.

Her communications director, Ms Stephanie Grisham, told CNN in a statement that James appeared to be "working to do good things on behalf of our next generation".

While NBA athletes, entertainers and politicians alike fired off a flurry of responses directed at the president, James' first tweet following Trump's diss made no mention of the former reality TV star turned politician.

"I support LJ. He's doing an incredible job for his community", Mr. Jordan said in a statement. James also said he has no interest in sitting down for a face-to-face meeting Trump.

Fallout 76 won't launch on Steam
Publisher Bethesda finally confirmed this after a period of silence following the game's fantastic E3 2018 reveal. What's more, the B.E.T.A. will lack an NDA, meaning players are free to talk openly about everything in it.

Sacha Baron Cohen's interview with Sheriff Joe Arpaio is absolutely nuts
He was later convicted of the misdemeanor, but was spared a possible jail sentence when he was pardoned by President Donald Trump. Baron Cohen tells Arpaio that unlike D'lish Doughnut, he is a staunch gun advocate, boasting a collection of over 43.

Police investigate baby’s body pulled from the water near Brooklyn Bridge
Authorities say the approximately eight-month-old child was spotted floating in the river near 89 South St. just after 2 p.m. According to New York Investigative Reporter, Myles Miller , the New York Police Department Special Ops rescued the child.

Grisham added the first lady "would be open to visiting" James' new school.

Even the president's wife was supportive of James' work with children. The former reality TV star ended the tweet with "I like Mike", seemingly siding with Michael Jordan in the GOAT debate.

The White House did not immediately respond to a request to clarify Trump's remarks. In the feature, James criticises Trump's attempt to use sports as a divisive tool. "Who's the real dummy?" Perhaps Trump's tweet was an attempt for Trump to get back at LeBron, but that came with much backlash from the sports community. According to TMZ, she released a statement praising LeBron for his philanthropy and support of students in need.

Last year, Mr Trump also withdrew an invitation to the National Basketball Association champions Warriors after Curry and several teammates indicated misgivings about attending a White House event.



Latest news

Malaysia: Indonesia returns yacht at centre of graft probe
Lawsuits have identified him as a central figure in the 1MDB scandal, but his whereabouts are unknown. Low has previously denied any wrongdoing.

Video captures shark leaping from water near Cape Cod
On its YouTube post, the conservancy said it's rare for the sharks to breach. The seal, which also broke the water's surface, got away - but just barely.

Features Which Make the Honor Play the Next Mid Range Winner
Vodafone's launch offer provides 10GB of data additional per month for a year, along with an Amazon Prime subscription, and more. On the front is a 6.3-inch IPS display with Full HD+ (2280 x 1080 pixels) resolution and 19.5:9 aspect ratio.

Jose Mourinho tells Manchester United: Sign players or expect hard season
At the top of the wish-list is another centre-back, with Leicester and England defender Harry Maguire featuring prominently. At the beginning it is a little more hard until we get the new style of play and its changes.

West Hollywood to Vote on Removing Trump's Walk of Fame Star
There have been campaigns to remove stars in the past, but it hasn't happened in the Walk's 40-year history. Trump's star was dedicated in recognition of his work on NBC's "The Apprentice".

Jose Mourinho Praises Manchester United Youngsters Despite Bayern Defeat
The Red Devils' hard pre-season campaign ended on a low as they suffered a 1-0 loss at the Allianz Arena through a Javi Martinez header.

Trump insists Trump Tower meeting 'totally legal'
The Trump team has argued that Mr Trump Jr ultimately did not receive any damaging information about Mrs Clinton at the meeting. But there are potential criminal concerns as well. "It depends on motives and knowledge at the time of the meeting.

AMD’s 32-core Threadripper 2990WX is available to preorder for $1,800
Priced at $1,799, the CPU packs no fewer than 32 cores that can run 62 CPU threads with a base clock frequency of three gigahertz. This is a 16-core / 32-thread chip that boosts a little higher than the preeminent chip, at 3.5GHz base and 4.4GHz boost.

Hafeez demoted as PCB grants central contracts to 33 players
The players placed in Category D include Rumman Raees, Asif Ali, Rahat Ali, Usman Salahuddin and Hussain Talat. Skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shoaib Malik , Muhammad Aamir, Yasir Shah and Babar Azam are included in Category A .

'NRA has got to go': Protesters, supporters rally outside gun organization's headquarters
Although the protesters showed up to the NRA headquarters, the organization said they were protesting an empty building. One victim, Joaquin Oliver, would have been celebrating his birthday on Saturday.

Courtois agent advises Chelsea to accept Real Madrid offer
He added: "We have seen suggestions that it is about money, and it is true he could get an increase with a move". Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri on Friday expressed uncertainty over the future of his goalkeeper.

Mothers are encouraged to breastfeed regardless of their HIV status
Onoshaze Omorunyi while enumerating on the benefits also talked about challenges of breastfeeding. The Brattleboro Area Chamber of Commerce recently named her Entrepreneur of the Year.

Star Witness Gates Testifies He Committed Crimes With Manafort
Paul Manafort's former deputy Rick Gates took the stand Monday and admitted to committing crimes with his then-boss. But Laporta's testimony raised the stakes for Manafort, legal experts said.

'Supergirl' Movie In The Works From '22 Jump Street' Writer
Supergirl is one of The CW's many successful DC Comics-adapted shows, which is altogether commonly referred to as the "Arrowverse".

Trump appears to change story on son's meeting with Russian lawyer
His apparently enthusiastic response to the offer of information about Mrs Clinton could also breach conspiracy laws. Trump has denied he had any prior knowledge of the meeting and repeated that claim on Sunday.

Other news