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Published:August 5th, 2018 10:26 EST
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First Lady Melania Trump Praises LeBron James

By Robert Paul Reyes

"First lady Melania Trump praised LeBron James less than a day after President Donald Trump lashed out at the NBA star on Twitter.

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She also said she is open to visiting the school for underprivileged children James recently opened in his hometown of Akron, Ohio, which he said in an interview that aired last week prioritizes a holistic experience for students."

Business Insider

This is a follow-up to my essay: Donald Trump Attacks LeBron James on Twitter!

http://thesop.org/story/20180804/donald-trump-attacks-lebron-james-on-twitter.html

Trump`s racist tweet was universally condemned, even the First Lady defended the character and integrity of the superstar athlete.

The tweet was blatantly racist, Trump invariably attacks the intelligence of prominent African Americans who disagree with his policies, he`s questioned the intelligence of Maxine Waters, Don Lemon and LiAngelo Ball.

First Lady spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham issued this statement:

"It looks like LeBron James is working to do good things on behalf of our next generation and just as she always has, the First Lady encourages everyone to have an open dialogue about issues facing children today."

The statement also mentioned "responsible online behavior" and said that Melania would be open to visiting the school.

I don`t expect Melania to vociferously protest her husband`s online bullying behavior, but at least she subtly rebuked him by citing "responsible online behavior" in the same statement in which she defended James.

I hope she does visit the school for underprivileged children James opened in Akron, wouldn`t that be a slap on the face to Trump?

More Republicans need to "Be Best" and follow Melania`s example and rebuke Trump when he waxes racist on Twitter.

Read More:

https://www.businessinsider.com/melania-trump-lebron-james-school-trump-insults-twitter-2018-8

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