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Donald Trump Tried to Trash LeBron James and Twitter Was Not Having It

Our president is garbage. Sad!

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Donald Trump’s tweets are so relentlessly incoherent and offensive, they all start blending together like a racist, sexist Vitamix of bad takes. Last night, Trump tweeted a response to LeBron James’ interview with CNN’s Don Lemon. James told Lemon that he would never sit down with the president, and called him out for stoking racism and using sports to further divide the country. James has long been an outspoken critic of the Trump administration, as well as a political activist and philanthropist. Trump got all in his feelings and tweeted this:

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The tweet immediately caught fire on the internet, inspiring countless clapbacks. James was on Lemon’s show to discuss the opening of his I Promise school for at-risk children in Akron, Ohio. Not only is the school designed to help students, but it also offers services for struggling families, which include counseling, job placement programs, and a food bank. James’ work is nothing short of remarkable, and Twitter rightly trolled the president right back:

Ultimately, this is just another in an endless stream of racist, bitter garbage from the president. But, as we’ve learned from the psychology of bullies, underneath all this tough talk is insecurity and jealousy. And of course Trump is jealous of LeBron. LeBron James is a beloved athlete using his wealth and resources to make the world a better place, aka everything that Trump stands against. What a small, sad little man.

(via Huffington Post, image: Jason Miller/Getty Images)

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Chelsea was born and raised in New Orleans, which explains her affinity for cheesy grits and Britney Spears. An pop culture journalist since 2012, her work has appeared on Autostraddle, AfterEllen, and more. Her beats include queer popular culture, film, television, republican clownery, and the unwavering belief that 'The Long Kiss Goodnight' is the greatest movie ever made. She currently resides in sunny Los Angeles, with her husband, 2 sons, and one poorly behaved rescue dog. She is a former roller derby girl and a black belt in Judo, so she is not to be trifled with. She loves the word “Jewess” and wishes more people used it to describe her.