Following Trump insult, basketball legend Michael Jordan supports Lakers icon LeBron James

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"He's doing an unbelievable job for his community", Jordan said through a spokeswoman.

Trump's latest typical Twitter attack comes on the heels of an interview that was aired on CNN Monday night when LA Lakers' Lebron James sat down with Don Lemon.

A spokeswoman for Melania Trump said it appears that LeBron James is "working to do good things" and that the first lady would be willing to visit the new school he opened in Ohio.

James also said Trump was using sports to "divide us". CNN host Don Lemon, also a target in Trump's tweet, made reference to the ill-fated campaign in a tweet on Saturday.

A Houston Astro is now speaking his mind on the dispute between President Donald Trump and National Basketball Association star LeBron James.

In behaviour that has become the normal for the 45th US President, Trump took to his personal Twitter account to post a late-night tweet bashing James.

OH governor John Kasich, a Republican like Trump, and former newscaster Dan Rather also criticized the President's tweet about James. "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)".

"If you don't run, Trump's going to win", James responded with, "Well, in that case, I may [run]", adding: "I believe there's someone else out there".

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James, for his part, in his first comment since the insult, tweeted a celebration of his new school instead of responding directly to Trump.

"I can't sit back and say nothing", James said. Some outspoken critics denounced Trump's tweet as another display of racism by the President.

James is coming off an eventful week where he opened up a school in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. "Who's the real dummy?", the CNN anchor tweeted Saturday.

And all of this was in flawless timing to of Trump's rally in Delaware County, Ohio on Saturday afternoon. A man who puts kids in classrooms or one who puts kinds in cages?

April 4, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; Michael Jordan in attendance during the first half in the championship game of the 2016 NCAA Men's Final Four between the North Carolina Tar Heels and Villanova Wildcats at NRG Stadium.

And of course, no cycle of Trump shade is complete without Pete Souza, the former White House photographer for President Barack Obama, weighing in with a deep cut from his archives.

"I know whoever wins this series, no one wants an invite", James said at the time.

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