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Trump's timing is curious to say the least considering the fact that James' CNN interview was not the first time he voiced his displeasure at Trump's leadership. One, because I believe our president is trying to divide us.

"I support L.J.", Jordan told NBC News through a spokesperson.

Throughout the new interview, King James doesn't hold back on discussing his personal issues with Trump.

Trump indicated on Twitter that he preferred basketball star Michael Jordan.

Early Saturday afternoon ― when public controversy over Trump's tweet had been raging for hours ― James sent out a tweet of his own, but not one directly aimed at Trump.

CNN anchor Don Lemon replied to Mr Trump's tweet, asking: "Who's the real dummy?"

'LeBron puts children through school. I don't want my future kids growing up in a world where two Black men, accomplished in their field, are called dumb because they disagree with your views.

This is not the first time James has been thrust into the political limelight for speaking out against Trump.

Late Friday night, Trump tweeted about James' interview with Don Lemon on CNN.

'Pop quiz - Besides all being smarter & better in every way than he is, what else do they have in common?

James backed Democrat Hillary Clinton during the 2016 United States presidential election.

"Even POTUS" supporters found the tweet to be in bad taste. "That angers me beyond belief", wrote Matt Barnes. "When you're a part of sports.it just brings so much comraderie and so much fun", he said.

"This race thing is taking over", James said.

James addressed several topics during the interview including a reference to NFL player Colin Kaepernick, whose kneeling protests during the national anthem to protest police treatment of African Americans, launched an NFL movement.

He said that sports helped him to understand white people and be around them.

Trump is under fire for insulting LeBron's intelligence, just days after James opened a school for underprivileged children.