He calls CNN “fake news” but last night Donald Trump was obviously watching as the network re-aired an interview with basketball superstar LeBron James.  The interview was conducted by Don Lemon.  Perhaps two black men on television at the same time was too much for Trump.  Perhaps even a tiny bit of criticism is more than he can handle.  Whatever, it’s hard to believe the tweet below came from the President of the United States.  It’s not so difficult to believe it came from Donald Trump.  The interview was conducted this past Monday after James opened a school for at-risk children in his hometown of Akron.  James said in the interview that Trump  “kind of used sports to kind of divide us, and that’s something that I can’t relate to.”

The language used in the tweet is no doubt a dog whistle. Dan Rather says:

“This is apparently what the President of the United States feels the need to share with the world at what should be long past his bedtime? It’s a disgrace. It’s racist. And it’s the product of petty but dangerous hatreds. I repeat this is the PRESIDENT??!?”

The other issue with Trump’s criticism is it comes in a week where James just opened a school to help at-risk children.

James hasn’t responded to Trump’s tweet yet, but CNN’s PR department weighed in with a burn.