Kasich blasts Trump for criticizing Lebron James

Ohio Gov. John Kasich speaks during a news conference with Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper at the National Press Club in Washington, Tuesday, June 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio Governor John Kasich fired back at President Trump's insulting tweets about Lebron James.

Kasich says rather than criticize Lebron James, we should be celebrating him for his charity work and efforts to help kids.

Trump's response was to CNN's Don Lemon after he interviewed James earlier this week while James celebrated the opening of the new I Promise School in his hometown of Akron, Ohio.

In an interview that aired Monday on CNN, James repeated a point he has made before that he believes Mr. Trump is using sports to divide Americans.

"What I've noticed over the past few months ... he's kinda used sports to kinda divide us, and that's something that I can't relate to," James said.

James said he "can't sit back and say nothing." When asked what he would say to Mr. Trump if he was face-to-face with him, James said "I would never sit across from him."

James first said Mr. Trump is using sports to divide Americans at a press conference in Sept. 2017, when Mr. Trump claimed he had disinvited Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors, although the team had decided not to visit.

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