A discussion panel were not impressed at all by President Trump‘s offensive remarks about NBA player LeBron James and blasted the chief of state for always attacking Black athletes.
During a Sunday segment on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe”, a discussion panel conversed about Trump’s harsh comments made towards James. The president tweeted, “Lebron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon. He made Lebron look smart, which isn’t easy to do.” Needless to say, the panel were horrified by Trump’s “racist” behavior.
“This guy sounded like an old, grumpy, white racist grandpa in Queens or Alabama yelling at his TV, saying, ‘This black man is stupid, that Black man is stupid,” host Joe Scarborough said about Trump.
The MSNBC host accused the president of always picking fights with Black athletes. He mentioned how Trump criticized Black NFL players who protested the national anthem due to social injustice and now he targeted James.
“It’s his strategy,” Scarborough added. “It’s what Donald Trump thinks. He told his staff members, basically attacking Black athletes, that’s really good for me, that’s really good politically going into the midterms.”
The panel also alluded to Trump’s “racially insensitive” actions towards Blacks in general. The president was blasted in January by fellow Americans after he reportedly referred to Haiti and African nations as “shithole countries.”
One of the panel members John Heilemann said, “If you’re Black, the president takes a crap all over you.”
Eddie Glaude Jr., a Black professor at Princeton University noted that James is actually making a difference in the community compared to the president, “The irony is this is the man who founded Trump University, this fraudulent thing… Here is LeBron James opening up a public school in Cleveland. You couldn’t get a better contrast of moral human beings.”
Trump’s derogatory tweet followed after the NBA star announced the opening of “IPromise” elementary school in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. The president has yet to release an apology to the basketball player.