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LeBron James blasts Trump’s history of racism: ‘I would never sit across from him’

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NBA basketball player LeBron James

NBA player LeBron James told CNN’s Don Lemon Monday that athletics were once something that brought people together. Today, however, he said that the president is using it to divide Americans.

James specifically brought up the many sports stars that are working on community projects giving back, yet President Donald Trump and his allies attack them.

“Whenever there’s something, like he’s in trouble, he can’t wiggle his way out of something, he’ll bring up the National Anthem and kneeling or standing,” Lemon observed. “Do you think he uses black athletes as a scapegoat?”

James said Trump does it more often than not.

“I believe he uses anything that’s popular to try to negate people from thinking act the positive things they can be doing and try to get our minds to not be as sharp as possible right then,” James explained. “Look at Kaepernick, who was protesting something he believed in and he did in the calmest way possible. Very respectful. He did his due diligence. Everyone knew why he did it.”

He noted that everyone “felt” Trump’s words after Charlottesville.

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“It didn’t matter what color you are to feel that tension, to feel like our great country, you know,” James continued. “That we all wake up every day in the land of the free as we believe with great opportunity to be even more than what people even expect you to become for that to happen, you just felt like that was — that was kind of the tipping point.”

When Lemon asked if he would ever run for office, James said he wasn’t interested in doing it. Lemon asked if he would run against Trump if there was no one else who would and James agreed.

“Well, in that case, I may,” he said. “If they had no one, I mean, I believe there’s some people out there, I hope. Let’s see first. Let’s see first.”

But when it came to sitting down with the president, James wasn’t interested.

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“I would never sit across from him,” James said. “I’d sit across from Barack, though.”

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‘The president’s in major trouble’: CNN polling analyst reveals how Trump dug himself a massive hole for 2020

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President Donald Trump should be coasting to reelection given that unemployment is under four percent -- but poll after poll shows that the president is significantly down compared to prospective Democratic rivals.

In fact, polling data from the president's own reelection campaign leaked last week and showed him trailing former Vice President Joe Biden significantly in multiple key swing states, which infuriated the president and resulted in the firing of staff pollsters.

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WATCH: Financial reporter blows the lid off Trump’s decades-long scam to lie about his wealth

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Bombshell reports from the New York Times have found that President Donald Trump has lied about his wealth for decades now -- even during times when he was burning through cash and had trouble finding a bank willing to lend him money.

Financial reporter Jonathan Greenberg went on CNN Monday to expose just how Trump has kept the true status of his wealth a secret from the general public for decades.

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MSNBC guest ridicules Trump-fan Steve Cortes as possible Sarah Sanders replacement: ‘He’s a nut — have you seen him on TV?’

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Discussing the departure of Donald Trump's spokesperson Sarah Sanders from the White House, an MSNBC panel surveyed her possible replacements with one ridiculed for his appearances on TV defending the president.

Speaking with "AM Joy" fill-in host Jonathan Capehart, The Beat DC editor Tiffany Cross shot former Trump associate Stever Cortes -- a regular on CNN -- down as a possible candidate.

"There are names that are out there," Capehart suggested. "[Meliania Trump spokesperson] Stephanie Grisham and Hogan Gidley and Steve Cortes."

Pointing out that Grisham is the most likely contender, and the Trump would probably prefer a woman, Cross called out Cortes for his TV appearances.

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