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Unlike Trump, first lady has kind words for LeBron James

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I respect a guy from the inner city who establishes a charity that encourages underserved kids to stay in school.

I don’t respect a guy born with a silver spoon in his mouth, whose charitable foundation is under investigation by the New York State Attorney General for flimflamming donors.

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Let's see:

We have a successful self made man who has no scandals both professionally and personally. He is still married to his high school sweetheart with three successful children trying to give back to the people.

Then we have someone born on third base but thinks he hit a triple with multiple wives with multiple affairs, while their wife was giving birth to their son. He was known for for failed businesses and scamming customers and partners and has been publicly proven to be a liar on multiple occasions. Now he and his business partners are being investigated for illegal activities with foreign agents and tax invasion.

Did I miss something?

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Did I miss something?

Nope. Trump Zealot's however are enamored with the idea that class deserves respect. Trump was born upper class, so it does not matter how sleazy he is, he will always be more respectful to them than someone like LeBron, who was born of the people.

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... no matter how respectful LeBron is.

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The wife stepped away on LeBron James and his daughter stepped away from her father bashing the press by answering the question that Huckebee Sanders didn't answer : the press is not the enemy of the People.

When is the 25th Amendment stepping in ?

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Good on Mrs Trump to acknowledge a true American hero. I hope neither her nor her step-daughters will get too much of a dressing down from the ogre-in-chief.

I also respect Don Lemon's response to the ogre's despicable tweets:

Who's the real dummy? A man who puts kids in classrooms or one who puts kids in cages?

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I wonder if we will have a Donald Sterling moment coming soon.

Michael Jordan on Twitter:

"I support LJ. He is doing an amazing job for his community."

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Good for the first lady saying this, but this also helps her husband, as Trump supporters read this and say, "see, his wife said something good, so Trump isn't a racist and bad guy". This is the way this White House operates. Say one thing, then walk it back a few days later. But you still have said it, and your supporters eat it up.

I am disappointed that Michael Jordan didn't speak out in support of Lebron James. By him keeping quiet it is tacit support for Trump. I know he made the famous comment that "Republicans buy shoes as well", when asked to get involved in politics for the Democrats, but he has a duty here to support his fellow man.

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I am disappointed that Michael Jordan didn't speak out in support of Lebron James. By him keeping quiet it is tacit support for Trump. I know he made the famous comment that "Republicans buy shoes as well", when asked to get involved in politics for the Democrats, but he has a duty here to support his fellow man.

Read the post above you.

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Good for the first lady saying this, but this also helps her husband, as Trump supporters read this and say, "see, his wife said something good, so Trump isn't a racist and bad guy".

You can’t just give Melania Trump a compliment and leave it at that.

I think most people are clever enough to be able to distinguish between wife and husband here. Or do you think I’m giving “Trump supporters” too much benefit?

Do you define “Trump supporter” as anyone who disagrees with you? Some posters here seem to use that definition. Until you state otherwise, I’ll assume you don’t.

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Trump was born upper class, so it does not matter how sleazy he is, he will always be more respectful to them than someone like LeBron, who was born of the people.

You are reluctant to use the perfectly good and descriptive term aristocrat, i.e. “the best”. America isn’t suppose to have an aristocracy, but we all know of people who aspire to join this officially non-existent group. They are sent to the best schools, live in the best areas, work for the best firms, etc., and will fight to the knife to protect their position.

Along comes a common man - uncommon of course in athletic ability - who does what some of the aristocrats only pay lip serve to and is apparently criticized for doing it. Shame.

My guess is that Melanie Knavs Trump hasn’t forgot her common origin and so is genuinely appreciate of LeBron James’ efforts. Focus on her gesture and not on to whom she is married.

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You are reluctant to use the perfectly good and descriptive term aristocrat

I’m not reluctant. I didn’t even consider that word in the first place.

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Well here we go agan.

Another embarrassment for my fellow Republicans and party. :-(

Head down in shame shame while whispering (moron) under my breath repetitively as my Japanese colleges ask me whats wrong slick san?

The (MDM) as I call him now (mango dumpling moron) opens mouth and inserts foot with a quickness.

For Gods sake someone take away his phone!!!!!!!

How many African American do you know?

I know all lot of African Americans. My best friend hails from Chicago and is my neighbor here in Japan.

How many African Americans love basket ball and think Lebron James is the best thing since slice bread?

I would say allot. Wouldn't you? Common sense. Common logic.

How many African American are Democratic voters?

I would say allot. Wouldn't you?

Whats the impact and damage created by insulting Lemon or James?

I would say Melania was in damage control mode. Common sense. I do find the woman very gracious and genuine. Her work for children is to be recognized as solid.

Do you think he Trump? The M.D.M. was thinking of questions 1 thru 4 before his common sense went way of the dodo bird? And anger emotion took over?

MORON!

I apologize to all offended by the current President.

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The First Lady is all-class. LeBron was still wrong in his remarks on Trump.

Oh my...

If Rasmussen Is Right About Black Voters, Trump Has Already Won 2020

( they were right about 2016 )

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2v_ebH60u1Q

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And melania’s kind words will be repaid by more crude attacks of her modeling work and accent from liberal politicians and late night “comedy” hosts.

Dems can’t win presidential elections without 90 percent or more of black vote. If Trump has 29% black support and Hispanic support is up 10% more then that’s a good position to be in.

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I apologize to all offended by the current President.

Slickdrifter, have you ever seen the movie “The Last Emperor” (of China)?

The best scene is during his interrogation in a communist “re-education” camp. When he offers an apology for all the injustices committed in his name as emperor, the interrogator shuts him up saying that his “re-education” has failed because his apology presumes that he thinks he still has or ever had the authority to apologize in the first place.

Why you think you personally must apologize “to all offended” is beyond me. If they are offended, they’re offended. Let them deal with it unless they’re picking on you. Distance yourself from Trump all you want, but don’t pretend - like the Chinese emperor - that your apology should mean anything.

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don’t pretend - like the Chinese emperor - that your apology should mean anything.

It means something to me as an outsider. People like that are a good reminder that even if roughly 60 million people elected a moron, not only are there plenty of Americans who still have a good head about them, not all Republicans have gone off the deep end.

Thanks Slickdrifter, I appreciate your comments, and they bring up the image of Americans that one iota, which is needed in this day and age.

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I am disappointed that Michael Jordan didn't speak out in support of Lebron James. By him keeping quiet it is tacit support for Trump. I know he made the famous comment that "Republicans buy shoes as well", when asked to get involved in politics for the Democrats, but he has a duty here to support his fellow man.

What do you mean by 'fellow man'..? :)

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AnonymousToday 11:38 am JST

"Trump was born upper class, so it does not matter how sleazy he is, he will always be more respectful to them than someone like LeBron, who was born of the people."

You are reluctant to use the perfectly good and descriptive term aristocrat, i.e. “the best”.

The term does actually imply that these people are born not only into wealth and privilege but positions of authority granted by the state. The USA has no aristocracy because it has no equivalent of something like the UK House of Lords or even the Japanese Diet, which is filled with legislators who have basically inherited their seats.

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Oh my...

Don Lemon and Lebron - Black Community Lost Forever?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-Wt-lsvodo

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Aristocracy (Greek ἀριστοκρατία aristokratía, from ἄριστος aristos "excellent", and κράτος kratos "power") is a form of government that places strength in the hands of a small, privileged ruling class.

I could have told you that, it's more or less exactly what I said. Except that royalty is what you find at the pinnacle of the aristocracy, handing out all the titles, land and power.

I could have replied with your ' I suspect it's a waste of time pointing any out of this'

That was my response to being told I'd mixed things up and the use of the phrase "laughing stock," both of which I find ill-mannered and tactless.

I'll provide some articles from the fake news press:

All I infer from that is that the word is not being used in its correct context. The definition states aristocracy is a form of government. Rich and powerful Americans may easily seek and attain political office, it's not a given that they will. Until the US Constitution gets re-written to give the upper classes a leading role in the government, America just won't have the kind of aristocracy found in Europe.

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Sounds like she has much more sensibility and decency than the POTUS himself. Her husband just can't stand the fact that he can't measure up characterwise to Lebron. Lebron makes millions of dollars and is a success, but gives that and more to help children get the education they need. He also serves as a tremendous role model to all dads, as he is always there for his kids, attending their basketball games, etc., and being a devoted to his wife (who just happens to be his high school sweetheart), while all Trump cares about is dividing families and deciding which lovely lady would be next on his list to harass.

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The CNN has problem. Most of CNN news are biased and fabricated like BBC news.

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