LeBron James discussed the violence that broke out at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville on Tuesday night at his annual family foundation reunion. From ESPN’s Dave McMenamin:
LeBron's full comments on Charlottesville: pic.twitter.com/FJJCT8rkiN— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) August 16, 2017
James referenced the “so-called president,” a dig at president Donald Trump. The president has been criticized broadly for not condemning white supremacists and instead blaming “both sides” for what happened.
On Tuesday afternoon, James tweeted that Trump had “made hate fashionable again.”
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
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
It wasn’t the first time James has made his displeasure with the president known. James campaigned for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential campaign. After Trump was elected, LeBron James used the player vote for the NBA All-Star Game as an opportunity to say that “there’s always goofy votes. Donald Trump is our president.”