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LeBron James criticizes Trump, calls for love in society

LeBron James spoke out about violence in Charlottesville at an event for his family foundation.

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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:

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.”

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.”