If you needed more proof that America is a divided nation, maybe you should check out Fox News.
Fox News host Laura Ingraham attacked LeBron James on Thursday night after his statements about President Donald Trump in an interview he did with Kevin Durant and ESPN’s Cari Champion.
James gave his candid assessment about the state of the country and spoke at length about the issues he believes are exacerbated by the current president. He said that Trump ‘doesn’t give a f–– about the people.
“The climate is hot,” James said of the current political climate. “The No. 1 job in America, the appointed person is someone who doesn’t understand the people. And really don’t give a f— about the people. When I was growing up, there was like three jobs that you looked [up to] for inspiration. It was the president of the United States, it was whoever was best in sports and it was the greatest musician. You never thought you could be them, but you can grab inspiration [from them].”
Ingraham made arguments on why he, as well as Kevin Durant, should not give his opinion about politics publicly, especially being someone who left high school a year early to join the NBA and get paid “$100 million a year to bounce a ball.”
— Thomas Bishop (@bishopk0s) February 16, 2018
Sorry, Ingraham, but neither player is paid $100 million a year, and James did graduate high school. But please, continue to belittle them and tell everyone why they shouldn’t be commenting on politics.
James is not shy about sharing his political beliefs when he sees fit. He backed Hillary Clinton during the presidential election. He notably called President Trump a bum for rescinding an invitation to the Warriors. Durant said last summer that he would not visit the White House with Trump in office.