Donald Trump went on the attack Friday night when he ranted about beloved basketball god LeBron James online. James has spoken out against the president’s dangerous policies many times, but it seems his recent success opening his new school for under-priviliged kids to rave reviews has sent The Donald over the edge. Students of James’ “I Promise” school receive a bicycle and a full college tuition upon graduation from the institution, just to name a few perks of attending.
Trump, naturally jealous of all the media attention James has been receiving over the past few days, went on a psychotic Twitter rant about the athlete moments after he sat for an interview with CNN’s Don Lemon. Lemon was also named in the childish attack seen below:
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
Now, however, Melania has released her own statement about LeBron James, like a good little stepford wife, or like a bitter wife who loves to start drama because, how else can she get his attention? Trump either wrote this statement or Melania is in for a long scolding.
Melania’s spokesperson Stephanie Grisham released the following statement to the press:
“It looks like LeBron James is working to do good things on behalf of our next generation and just as she always has, the First Lady encourages everyone to have an open dialogue about issues facing children today.”
The school’s principal told the media, “We are going to be that groundbreaking school that will be a nationally recognized model for urban and public school excellence,” I Promise principal and Akron native Brandi Davis said. “We are letting people know it is about true wrap-around support, true family integration and true compassion.”
“Looking at reading data, we identified students who were a year, two years behind in reading,” said Keith Liechty, the Akron Public Schools’ liaison to James’ foundation. “From that, we had more than 120 kids. We had to put a cap on it so we could fit under one roof. We did a random selection of all students who met that criteria and got to make these awesome phone calls to parents and say, ‘How would you like to be part of something different, the I Promise School.”