SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (News4Utah) – Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell took to Twitter Saturday to express his dissatisfaction with a jab at Lebron James by President Trump.
President Trump sent out a tweet Friday night after Lebron James was interviewed by Don Lemon on CNN about his non-charter school he opened for at-risk kids in Akron, called the I Promise school. James said every student receives free tuition, free food, a uniform and a free bike.
“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!”
In response to the tweet, Donovan Mitchell took a moment to respond.
“A sign of an insecure human being is one who attacks others to make themselves feel better… im just sad that young kids have to see stupid tweets like these and grow up thinking it’s okay… forget everything else Donald your setting a bad example for kids?? our future ??”
After the twitter rant, President Trump’s wife Melania Trump came out in support of James’ work.
Stephanie Grisham, communications director for the first lady issued a statement that Mrs. Trump encourages everyone to have an open dialogue about issues facing children today and she feels James was “working to do good things on behalf of our next generation.”
“As you know, Mrs. Trump has traveled the country and world talking to children about their well-being, healthy living, and the importance of responsible online behavior with her Be Best initiative.
“Her platform centers around visiting organizations, hospitals and schools, and she would be open to visiting the I Promise School in Akron,” the statement continued, referring to the school James opened last week for so-called at-risk elementary children.