UPDATED 8:10 PM PT – Thursday, April 22, 2021
President Trump shared thoughts over a now-deleted tweet from LeBron James, which targeted the Ohio police officer involved in the fatal shooting of a teen.
On behalf of pro athletes, current and former, I apologize for how #LeBronJames just showed his inner Maxine Waters and made a very real, ongoing threat to the life of the officer who quickly acted to prevent a knife attack from becoming worse. Many of us appreciate what LEOs do!
— Lenny Dykstra (@LennyDykstra) April 21, 2021
In a statement Thursday, the 45th President said James should focus on basketball rather than presiding over the destruction of the NBA.
President Trump releases statement on LeBron James pic.twitter.com/uqaFUNEmmT
— Peace Promoter Poso (@JackPosobiec) April 23, 2021
James was accused of inciting violence after tweeting a photo of the officer with the caption: “You’re next” along with the hashtag: “Accountability.”
— Peace Promoter Poso (@JackPosobiec) April 21, 2021
The President said the NBA star’s “racist rants” are insulting, adding though he may be a great basketball player, he’s doing nothing to bring our country together.