LeBron on Trump: ‘People run this country ... not one individual and damn sure not him’

LeBron James wants sports to bring people together, even in the most difficult times.

At NBA Media Day on Monday, the Cleveland Cavaliers forward clarified his comments calling President Donald Trump a “bum” on Saturday in response to Trump saying he rescinded the Golden State Warriors’ invitation to the White House.

On Monday, James told media Trump made him angry by trying to use sports to further divide the country.

James said as long as he has a platform, he will give his time, money and voice to uniting and speaking out against hate and those who abuse their power.

"I can look myself in the mirror and say that I want the best for the American people— no matter what skin color, race. No matter how tall athletic you are or whatever the case may be...” James said. “We still have problems just like everybody else. When we have this problem (we need) to figure out a way how we come together and be as great as we can be as a people because the people run this country. Not one individual. And damn sure not him."

James’ full comment can be heard in the video below:

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