As most of us know, President Trump has been on the offensive when it comes to professional athletes this week. Whether it was his brutal attack on the NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell for standing up for the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and allowing players to take a knee during the National Anthem, or his attack on Golden State Warriors’ Guard Stephen Curry for deciding not to attend the White House, Trump seems to be losing the battle.
At least this certainly is the case on social media, particularly Twitter, where celebrities and athletes have responded to Trump’s attacks with insults of their own directed at our 45th President. Perhaps the most notable of these came, when Cleveland Cavaliers’ forward Lebron James responded to Trump’s tweet about Stephen Curry, in turn receiving much more attention and notoriety from social media than Trump’s original tweet did.
It all started with President Trump tweeting:
“Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team.Stephen Curry is hesitating,therefore invitation is withdrawn!”
This tweeted ended up getting approximately 61,000 retweets and 191,000 likes on the social media platform. However, it appears as though Twitter users, by far, supported Lebron James’ response. That response read:
“U bum @StephenCurry30 already said he ain’t going! So therefore ain’t no invite. Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!”
The tweet was retweeted over 595,000 times with approximately 1.3 million people liking it. That’s about 752% more support than Trump’s original. Another words, Trump’s original tweet only received 13.2% of the support that Lebron’s response did.
Lebron James then went on to release a video statement explaining his position on President Trump and the way he is dividing our country (see below)
— UNINTERRUPTED (@uninterrupted) September 23, 2017