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.
Learn more about the Columbus incident here.
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!|
LeBron is a very stupid person also a racist.
Ron Bingham says
Thank you Sheryl for publishing president Trump’s comments, I think you and others are building a critical mass for an alternative media that’s free from censorship. Long live the spirit of the first amendment!
Donna James says
President Trump you are always right and know how to express what the American people black and white feel Thank you. We need you
Thank you President Trump. The corrupt leftist lying hypocrites are destroying our country.
You were our rightfully elected president which was absolutely stolen and is a travesty.
We stand with you and always will.
A true American.
Felix Slette says
Glad you are here in the Light!
Barbara Burns says
President Trump is exactly right! Lebron James is a disgrace to Akron, Ohio and America. Just playing basketball is LJ best course of action.
So right President Trump. What a shame the sports heros can't be standing up for Godliness and proclaiming that returning to Godly principles in people's lives is the answer. Stop blaming others for failed social problems and focus on returning to God on everyone's part.
Black supremacist. All of them.
John Richards says
Yet another nail in the coffin of the NBA. Playing or not, he is the face of the league, It's actually quite enjoyable, and laughable, to sit back and read articles of how their fan base continues to be in free fall. And along with it revenues. Not just attendance at the games, but the television broadcast rights.
Less sponsors equates to less revenue for companies who bought those rights. The real telling of how bad it has become is when Comcast bundled Turner Classic movies in with a premium sports package. What on earth could the TCM Wine Club sippers have in common with a bunch of overfed, overpaid, illiterate thugs? For my wife and I it was the straw that broke the camels back. We've eliminated television from our cable service. Better yet, we've decreased out cable bill by $95/month and now have unlimited data. The icing on the cake, given our Amazon Prime membership, is a plethora of free programming from Prime Video and IMDB Tv.. Add another $10/month and we have our favorite, the Smithsonian Channel and a host of other very good shows with Paramount+... All commercial free!
Very dark days lie ahead for Network Broadcasters and the cable outfits that steal every last red cent. My gut inclination is that the very same people James has "his" people up in arms about aren't the type who can afford all the garbage cable charges and arm and a leg you're forced to pay for it. And it only makes sense that advertisers will never pay the exorbitant ad rates they once could justify based on ratings.
Prepare for a quantum change in both cable and network broadcast TV. Me? I'm going back to watching another great old flick on the over-the-air Movies Network, You know, when actors could actually act, personal politics were never mentioned and hero worship of celebs was based on the on-screen talent of the actor for acting and the screenwriter telling then what to say.
Jarrell Patton says
I find that every athlete that criticizes police and first responders never actually did the job. And given the chance few will engage in a course on escalation of force. I do not attempt to tell athletes how to play so maybe they should support the ones that protect our cities. If you want to know what it is like go do the job.
IT DOESN'T SEEM RIGHT TOO LEGISLATE LAW BASED ON COLOR BUT THESE BLACK HATE RACIST CONSTANTLY DO DEATH AND PROPERTY DAMAGE. SOMETHING HAS TOO BE DONE.. KKK IS AN HONOR GAURD COMPARED TOO THE ACTIONS OF THESE BLACK PERPETRATORS ENCOURAGED BY THE HATEFUL COMMUNIST DEMOCRATIC PARTY MEDIA.