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Dan Rather Denounces Trump For ‘Racist’ Attack Of LeBron James, Don Lemon: ‘This is the PRESIDENT??!?’

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Dan Rather Denounces Trump For ‘Racist’ Attack Of LeBron James, Don Lemon: ‘This is the PRESIDENT??!?’





Longtime CBS News anchor called President Trump’s late-night attack of NBA star Lebron James and CNN host Don Lemon “racist” and “dangerous.”

“This is apparently what the President of the United States feels the need to share with the world at what should be long past his bedtime?” Rather tweeted. “It’s a disgrace. It’s racist. And it’s the product of petty but dangerous hatreds. I repeat this is the PRESIDENT??!?”





Trump appeared to be responding to the player’s criticism of him during his CNN interview with Lemon.

James accused the president of using sports to “divide us.”

“Lebron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon,” Trump tweeted. “He made Lebron look smart, which isn’t easy to do. I like Mike!”

Trump’s tweet attacking LeBron James’ intelligence is the latest in a growing string of public clashes with black athletes, from disinviting Steph Curry to the White House to calling NFL players protesting racial injustice “sons of bitches” and suggesting they don’t belong in the U.S.





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