The feud between Donald Trump and LeBron James appears to be a further example of the president’s negative view of black people, argues Dean Obeidallah of CNN. On Twitter, Trump insulted LeBron's intelligence, as well as that of CNN’s Don Lemon, who is also black. This follows a trend of Trump saying that Maxine Waters, who is black, has a low IQ and calling into question whether Barrack Obama was really smart enough to get into Columbia and Harvard. Trump’s own real estate company was sued the government in the '70s for refusing to rent to black tenants, which he defended. His actions indicate a bigoted view of black people.
LeBron James was wrong to claim that Donald Trump is dividing the country, holds Tom Joyce of the Washington Examiner. The president has been the target of vast media campaigns to discredit and undermine him. He didn’t start the controversy over NFL players kneeling during the national anthem. In fact, LeBron himself has stoked controversy and polarization with his comments. He said he’d never sit down with Trump. He has repeatedly attacked the president on Twitter and elsewhere. He and other sports players who boycotted visits to the White House further the spread of animosity in the country. LeBrons’ criticism of Trump was wrong.