We can take new more than a few steps in this nation of ours without encountering some sort of “resistance” to the democratically elected President of The United States.
Of course, the freedom of speech that we hold so dear in this nation of ours protects much of what we’re witnessing, and that is one of the more beautiful things about being an American. On the other hand, however, we must remind ourselves to be educated on the subjects that our opponents speak on, in order to refute and “resist” them just as concisely. This has become a bizarrely intricate task thanks to the mainstream media’s stranglehold on public perception, and social media’s newfound role as media gatekeeper in the 21st century.
Even more troubling at times is the widespread, oppressive hatred that many athletes and celebrities hold for the President. As de facto role models for our nation’s youth, (for better or for worse), these noteworthy figures must be ever more careful with the message that they choose to send.
Enter LeBron James, whose controversial remarks regarding President Donald Trump continue to overshadow his waning career.
LeBron James criticized President Trump on Monday, accusing him of trying to divide the country by using sports as his focal point.
The new Los Angeles Lakers star said Trump created a wedge by capitalizing on the controversy surrounding former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the national anthem.
“[Trump is] dividing us and what I’ve noticed over the last few months,” James told CNN before the official opening of his I Promise School in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. “He’s kinda used sport to kinda divide us, and that’s something that I can’t relate to because I know that sport was the first time I ever was around someone white and I got the opportunity to see them and learn about them and they got an opportunity to learn about me and we became very good friends.”
He continued: “Sports has never been something that divides people it’s always been something that brings someone together.”
And, asked if he would be amenable to having a dialogue with the man with whom he so vehemently disagrees, LeBron revealed his cowardice.
“I would never sit across from him. I’d sit across from Barack though,” he replied.
That is just about all we need to know, LeBron.