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Michael Steele: Trump’s LeBron Tweet ‘Is Nothing Short of Racist’

Michael Steele: Trump’s LeBron Tweet ‘Is Nothing Short of Racist’

He will, however, use that widely noted phrase as the title of an upcoming documentary series his production company is creating in partnership with Showtime.

Back in February, LeBron James gave an interview to ESPN's Cari Champion in which he discussed race, politics, being a public figure and his personal criticisms of President Trump. Six months later, that sentiment has been converted into the title of the National Basketball Association star's upcoming three-part docuseries Shut Up and Dribble, which James and his production company SpringHill Entertainment will produce for Showtime. "LeBron James is one of many competitors whose place in the spotlight has led not to silence but perspective, and he, Maverick Carter and Gotham Chopra have given us an important, insightful docuseries that should bring their fans and fellow citizens to a higher level of discourse, rather than the dismissal satirized in the title".

A combination photo of NBA basketball player LeBron James (L) in Oakland, California January 16, 2013 and U.S. President Donald Trump in Lewis Center, Ohio August 4, 2018.

"Lebron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon", the tweet read.

"Look, there might be a cautionary lesson in LeBron for kids", Ingraham said at the time on her show.

"Let me not mince words here: This president traffics in racism and is fueled by bullying", Lemon said.

"Sports was the first time I was ever around someone white".

James said he believes sports should be used to unify.

James also promised a free bicycle and helmets for students and vowed to pay tuition to the University of Akron for I Promise graduates, among other things.

Navarro was also asked if she was surprised by how many Republicans have stood with Trump throughout his controversial remarks.

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