- Ken Blaze/USA Today Sports
LeBron James voiced his displeasure with President Donald Trump after Tuesday’s controversial press conference, noting that hate has always been present, but that it is the president who is making it “fashionable.”
Trump gave a fiery press conference on Tuesday at Trump Tower, during which he once again blamed multiple sides for the violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia and compared George Washington and Thomas Jefferson to Robert E. Lee when discussing the removal of confederate statues.
Following the press conference, James criticized the president on Twitter.
“Hate has always existed in America,” James wrote. “Yes we know that but Donald Trump just made it fashionable again! Statues has nothing to do with us now!”
Hate has always existed in America. Yes we know that but Donald Trump just made it fashionable again! Statues has nothing to do with us now!
— LeBron James (@KingJames) August 15, 2017
This was the second time James has criticized the president since the Charlottesville protests.
Earlier in the week, James mocked the president’s campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again.”
It's sad what's going on in Charlottesville. Is this the direction our country is heading? Make America Great Again huh?! He said that???????????
— LeBron James (@KingJames) August 12, 2017
James endorsed Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential election.