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LeBron James on visiting White House under President Trump: 'I don't know'

The NBA champion Cavaliers visited the White House on Thursday.
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If LeBron James wins another title, he isn't sure whether he would join his team on its traditional visit to the White House.

Speaking after the Cleveland Cavaliers visited President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, James said he didn't know whether he'd visit the White House while Donald Trump is president. He has visited the White House all three times he won championships turning Obama's presidency.

“I don’t know. That’s something I would cross,” James said Friday, according to Ohio.com. “We’ll have to cross that road, I guess. We’ll see. I would love to have to cross that road.”

James did not echo many Americans in saying that Trump wasn’t "his president," however.

“He’s our president. And no matter if you agree with it or disagree with it, he’s the guy and we all have to figure out a way that we can make America as great as it can be,” James said. “We all have to do our part. Our nation has never been built on one guy, anyway. It’s been built on multiple guys, multiple people in power, multiple people having a dream and making it become a reality by giving back to the community, giving back to the youth, doing so many great things.”

The three-time champion campaigned in Ohio for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who lost Tuesday’s election to Trump. He had endorsed Clinton for president in an op-ed in the Akron Beacon-Journal last month.

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