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NBA superstar LeBron James has moved to explain why he called Donald Trump a "bum" on Twitter.
On Saturday, the Cleveland Cavaliers players spoke out in favour of fellow basketball player Steph Curry after he admitted that he didn't want to visit the White House.
Curry plays for the current NBA Champions, Golden State Warriors and it is a tradition for American sports champions to visit the White House.
After declaring that he didn't want to go to the capital or meet Mr. Trump, the President publicly withdraw the invite.
Although Curry has responded in his own fashion perhaps the biggest outburst came from James, who tweeted the following:
U bum @StephenCurry30 already said he ain't going! So therefore ain't no invite. Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up! — LeBron James (@LeBron James)
The 32-year-old then posted a video on Twitter extrapolating the post and explaining why he decided to attack Trump in such a strong manner.
"It’s not about dividing. We as American people need to come together even stronger.” — @KingJames responds to… https://t.co/vfojs8Wrem — UNINTERRUPTED (@UNINTERRUPTED)
Trump's attacks then extended to the NFL where players have been kneeling in protest of the treatment of black people during the American national anthem.
The President said that anyone performing such as an act should be fired by their teams.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell then put out this statement in support of the league's players.
New NFL statement https://t.co/XHPgVvPPfH — Brian McCarthy (@Brian McCarthy)
The mother of Colin Kaepernick, the player who is credited with starting this form of protest said this after hearing Trump's words.
'Privilege.' Some people don't get given millions by Daddy, Donnie. They actually earn it. https://t.co/rmKataLLQX — J.K. Rowling (@J.K. Rowling)
George Clooney goes off on Trump criticizing "Hollywood elites": https://t.co/x1I3M3jLEK https://t.co/KRg1PrZvkT — Marlow Stern (@Marlow Stern)
HT Daily Mail, USA Today, NY Daily News
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