By: Agence France-Presse
Cleveland Cavaliers celebrity LeBron James reacted swiftly Tuesday to US President Donald Trump’s repeated declare that there was “blame on both sides” within the lethal racial unrest in Charlottesville.
“Hate has always existed in America. Yes we know that but Donald Trump just made it fashionable again!” James tweeted shortly after Trump angrily defended his controversial preliminary response to the white supremacist rally on Saturday that erupted in clashes with counter-demonstrators.
A suspected Nazi sympathizer plowed his automotive right into a crowd of anti-racism demonstrators, leaving one lady lifeless and 19 injured.
Trump’s response on Saturday, that there was violence “on many sides” provoked a backlash and on Monday he singled out the Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazis concerned as criminals.
But in an trade with reporters at Trump Tower in New York on Tuesday, a clearly irked Trump once more stated that each teams have been at fault in inciting violence and insisted that those that gathered to protest the elimination of a statue of Confederate chief Robert E. Lee type a park weren’t all racist.
James, who has lengthy been outspoken about issues of race in America and endorsed Trump’s opponent Hillary Clinton for president, had tweeted his dismay on the occasions in Charlottesville over the weekend.
“It’s sad what’s going on in Charlottesville,” James tweeted on Saturday. “Is this the course our nation is heading?
“Make america Great Again huh?! He said that,” added James in a dig at Trump’s celebrated marketing campaign slogan.
While James has tried to make use of his movie star to fight racism, his wealth and fame haven’t made him immune.
On the eve of the NBA Finals in June his home in an upscale Los Angeles neighborhood was daubed with a racial slur.
“Hate in America, especially for African-Americans, is living every day,” James stated on the time.(AFP)