Athletes and others responded to the president tweet about LeBron James.
In the interview, James discusses his I Promise School, a public elementary school which he opened in his hometown of Akron, Ohio.
James also talked about social issues and Trump's comments about sports in the past.
In response, Trump tweeted "Lebron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon. He made Lebron look smart, which isn't easy to do. I like Mike!"
Lebron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon. He made Lebron look smart, which isn’t easy to do. I like Mike!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 4, 2018
Lemon responded Saturday morning by calling out the president's controversial immigration policies.
The tweet did not go over well in the sport world or beyond with many reacting on social media.
Here are some of the reactions from NBA athletes:
So let me get this straight: Flint, MI has dirty water still, but you worried about an interview about a man doing good for education and generations of kids in his hometown? Shut your damn mouth! Stop using them twitter fingers and get stuff done for our country with that pen. https://t.co/sEkX3OKaJM— Karl-Anthony Towns (@KarlTowns) August 4, 2018
A sign of an insecure human being is one who attacks others to make themselves feel better... im just sad that young kids have to see stupid tweets like these and grow up thinking it’s okay... forget everything else Donald your setting a bad example for kids😑 our future 🤡 https://t.co/eg0MECg8xC— Donovan Mitchell (@spidadmitchell) August 4, 2018
Let me find out the president is clout chasing 🤔🤔🤔— Sean Kilpatrick Jr (@SeanKilpatrick) August 4, 2018
I hadn't a need until now to say I am proud of @KingJames for following his dream to open “I Promise" school. Helping kids & their families work towards a better life. All done with his own $$, for anyone to criticize that is shameful & lacks compassion @MSNBC @cnn @NBA @CBSNews— TheBillRussell (@RealBillRussell) August 5, 2018
Others, including Ohio governor John Kasich have responded.
Lakers owner Jeanie Buss‘ statement on LeBron James being referenced Friday by Trump: “(LeBron) is an incredibly thoughtful and intelligent leader and clearly appreciates the power that sports has to unite communities and inspire the world to be a better place.”— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 4, 2018
Statement to USA TODAY Sports from NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, who is in Johannesburg, South Africa for the third NBA Africa Game (in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Foundation), in response to President Trump’s tweet about LeBron James and CNN’s Don Lemon pic.twitter.com/5Q01VX0bt6— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) August 4, 2018
James tweeted about the I Promise school, saying "Love you guys."
He didn't say anything specific about Trump's tweet.