When it comes to the battle for racial justice and equality, Donald Trump has made it very clear which side he stands with. On Friday, during a radio interview with right-winger Rush Limbaugh, Trump attacked NBA superstar LeBron James for the NBA community’s fight for racial justice.
Trump referred to James as a “nasty” person. He also claimed that Black Lives Matter is “a very bad term for Blacks.”
“The NBA has decided they’re gonna pull their Black Lives Matter messaging next year,” Limbaugh told Trump on his show. “And I wonder why that is, Mr. President.”
“Because their ratings have died,” Trump responded. “I haven’t watch a basketball game – and I helped them get open. I haven’t watched a basketball game all year.”
Trump pressed further, “The NBA has become so political that nobody cares about it anymore… I don’t even know who’s playing in the finals!” He added, “I don’t know anyone that’s watching the NBA. Lebron has been a spokesman, I don’t know him, I never met him. All I know is when he endorsed Hillary I thought, ‘That’s the greatest endorsement I’ve ever seen’ because when he endorsed Hillary four years ago, she came up to his knee. I said, ‘That is not the best looking president I’ve ever seen.”
You can listen to Trump’s remarks below: