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LeBron James Slams Trump: People Run US, 'Not Him'

LeBron James Slams Trump: People Run US, 'Not Him'
Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James answers questions during the NBA basketball team media day, Sept. 25, 2017, in Independence, Ohio. (Ron Schwane/AP)

By    |   Monday, 25 September 2017 02:54 PM

People in the United States run the country, not President Donald Trump, according to basketball star LeBron James.

"The people run this country. Not one individual—and damn sure not him," James said about Trump at a media day event for James' team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, according to The Hill.

Sports can bring people together, and Trump took advantage of that to sow division, James said.

"In sports, it's so amazing what sports can do for everyone no matter what shape or size or race or ethnicity or whatever . . . it brings people together like none other. I'm not going to —while I have this platform — to let one individual no matter the power, no matter the impact that he should or she should have, ever use sport as a platform to divide us," James said, according to USA Today.

"Not one individual, no matter if it's the president of the United States or someone in your household, can stop your dreams from becoming reality," James said, according to The Hill.

James has been critical of the president recently, including on Saturday after Trump announced he was rescinding an invitation to NBA champion Steph Curry and his Golden State Warriors teammates. "Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up," James said in a tweet.

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