Every day that Donald Trump sits in the White House, he becomes more and more unhinged. His latest attack on CNN’s Don Lemon and NBA superstar LeBron James has many outraged since the president’s most vicious attacks on others’ intelligence seems to most always be directed toward black Americans.
Former journalist and news reporter Dan Rather has been outspoken in his opposition to the unconstitutional and unpresidential displays of ignorance by President Trump. On Friday, following Trump’s tweets about Lemon and James, Rather spoke out.
What Trump tweeted about the CNN correspondent and the nation’s current greatest basketball player who recently started and funds a school for at-risk children follows the same pattern he usually sticks to when his target has brown skin.
From Colin Kaepernick to Maxine Waters, Trump’s favorite attack against black people is to insult their intelligence while never acknowledging that his own statements are full of misleading and deliberate lies and that his rabid fanbase are stupid enough to believe them all. After all, Trump loves the poorly educated.
For all of Trump’s praise of former NBA star Michael Jordan, Jordan does not seem to share the same sentiments toward Trump. After the president had repeatedly attacked NFL players for taking a knee in protest of police brutality against black Americans and many members of the Golden State Warriors refused an invitation to the White House, Jordan spoke about his feelings on Trump’s public statements.
‘At a time of increasing divisiveness and hate in this country, we should be looking for ways to work together and support each other and not create more division. I support Commissioner Adam Silver, the NBA, its players and all those who wish to exercise their right to free speech.’
Twitter was also furious with Trump’s racist comments. See some of their responses below:
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