Sport LeBron James Speaks Out on Charlottesville, President Trump

05:20  13 august  2017
05:20  13 august  2017 Source:   Sports Illustrated

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LeBron James took to Twitter Saturday to voice his displeasure with the violence and white nationalist rallying taking place in Charlottesville , Va. this weekend, and appeared to take a pointed swipe at President Donald Trump as well. Our youth deserves better!! Flat out .

LeBron James has weighed in on the protests in Charlottesville , VA, which turned tragic today, and is clearly unimpressed with President Donald Trump . Moments ago, LeBron James joined the voices calling out Trump .

  LeBron James Speaks Out on Charlottesville, President Trump © AP Photo/Ben Margot

LeBron James took to Twitter Saturday to voice his displeasure with the violence and white nationalist rallying taking place in Charlottesville, Va. this weekend, and appeared to take a pointed swipe at President Donald Trump as well.

James, who has been famously outspoken on social issues in the past, expressed his sadness at the weekend’s events and made a reference to Trump’s ‘Make America Great Again’ slogan, appearing to punctuate it with a sense of frustration. The white nationalists openly and verbally aligned themselves with Trump’s campaign rhetoric, with some Charlottesville marchers yelling “Heil Trump” while also parroting antiquated, racist sentiment.

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On Wednesday, two of the league’s biggest superstars, Cleveland Cavalier LeBron James and Golden State Warrior Steph Curry, used their platforms to speak out against President Donald Trump and his policies.

James is chief among a number of NBA players and other athletes who have spoken up against the violent, racist rhetoric after scores of white nationalists with torches marched, chanted racial slurs and attacked counter-protestors in Charlottesville on Friday night. The situation escalated and resulted in one person’s death and 19 injured after a car plowed over another group of counter-protestors. The group known as the Detroit Right Wings adopted the Detroit Red Wings’ logo as their own, which the NHL franchise also went online to condemn.

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James’s Los Angeles-area home was vandalized with racist graffiti during this year’s NBA playoffs. He has been increasingly willing to speak out on social and political issues, especially related to race. He famously wore an "I Can't Breathe" shirt during warmups in 2014 to protest the NYPD killing Eric Garner, and he gave a joint speech about violence and racism with Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade and Carmelo Anthony at the 2016 ESPYS.

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Pence defends Trump response to Charlottesville violence .
Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday condemned white supremacists and defended President Trump following criticism that the administration failed to adequately condemn specific groups after Saturday violence in Charlottesville, Virginia."Trump had neglected to name the groups that organized the rally that turned violent in Charlottesville the previous day.

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