Melania Defends LeBron James After Trump’s Attack

The Associated Press reports:

A spokeswoman for Melania Trump says that LeBron James is “working to do good things” and that the first lady would be willing to visit the new school he opened in Ohio. The statement from Stephanie Grisham on Saturday came hours after a late-night tweet from President Donald Trump in which he derided James’ intelligence, saying it “wasn’t easy” to make the NBA superstar look smart.

The statement notes that Mrs. Trump has been promoting her Be Best campaign and talking to children about the “importance of responsible online behavior.” Grisham adds that the first lady “would be open” to visiting James’ school. The statement doesn’t criticize the president.

Michael Jordan also is speaking out in support of LeBron James after President Donald Trump insulted his intelligence. Jordan issued a statement through his spokesperson to The Associated Press via text. It said: “I support LeBron James. He’s doing an amazing job for his community.”