Donovan Mitchell blasts Trump after president's Twitter hit on LeBron James

Published: Aug. 4, 2018 at 9:11 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 6, 2018 at 5:13 PM EDT
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(WAVE) - Former UofL basketball star Donovan Mitchell hit back at Donald Trump following the president's Twitter jab at NBA superstar LeBron James.

Late Friday night, Trump tweeted that CNN host Don Lemon "made Lebron look smart, which isn't easy to do."

Trump was hitting back at James after the Los Angeles Laker, who last week spent $50 million opening a new school for at-risk kids in his hometown of Akron, Ohio, told Lemon in a television interview that Trump was using sports to divide Americans. The "Mike" in Trump's tweet is NBA legend Michael Jordan, who most opine is the best basketball player of all-time.

Saturday morning, Mitchell, whose impressive rookie season in Utah included a trip to the second round of the NBA Playoffs, implied that Trump is "an insecure human being." He also said Trump is "setting a bad example for kids."

Through spokespersons later Saturday, both Jordan and even First Lady Melania Trump voiced their support for James for his community work.

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