Donald Trump issued a response to NBA star LeBron James' threatening tweet against a white police officer.
The tweet showed a photo of officer Nicholas Reardon with the caption, "YOU'RE NEXT #ACCOUNTABILITY," and an hourglass emoji.
After drawing criticism and allegations that the tweet was racist, James deleted the tweet.
Reardon was among the officers who responded to the scene of an attempted stabbing in Columbus, Ohio. As body cam video shows, he shot and killed the stabber, who was black and turned out to be 16-years old, as she was in the process of attempting to stab a victim she had pinned against a car.
Some activists have stated the officer is racist and should not have shot the suspect, who would presumably have continued stabbing at the victim and, perhaps, others.
|- April 22, 2021 -|
|Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America|
|LeBron James should focus on basketball rather than presiding over the destruction of the NBA, which has just recorded the lowest television RATINGS, by far, in the long and distinguished history of the League. His RACIST rants are divisive, nasty, insulting, and demeaning. He may be a great basketball player, but he is doing nothing to bring our Country together!|