LeBron James Responds To Charlottesville Violence
- Autor: Ricardo Clara Ago 13, 2017,
Ago 13, 2017, 19:31
He tolerated Duke's support as a candidate and evinced no intention of shirking him now, with blood in the streets.
President Donald Trump, through his Trump Organization, owns or operates 17 different golf courses around the world, including 12 in the United States, two in Dubai, one in Ireland and two in Scotland. Because of its magnitude, LeBron James isn't going to miss the opportunity to use his platform for good.
One of the world's biggest icons even had words for the President.
After a rally at a city park was dispersed, a car bearing an Ohio license plate drove into a crowd, killing a 32-year old woman, injuring at least 19 more. Prior to that, he played with Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe in February.
Cory Gardner, a Republican senator from Colorado, tweeted: "Mr. President - we must call evil by its name". Then during the ESPYS, James, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade and Carmelo Anthony called for social change in a powerful, heartfelt speech. We don't know, and the Trump Administration won't say.
Earlier Saturday, Trump denounced the violence on Twitter.
To many, including James, Trump's messaging didn't go nearly far enough to denounce the white supremacists, some of whom align themselves with the President. The group played a full 18. For the latest coverage on the deadly violence in Charlottesville, make sure to follow CBS News. Not Donald Trump, not Barack Obama.