"He's doing an wonderful job for his community".
The interview took place after the LeBron James Family Foundation along with the Akron Ohio Public Schools launched a brand new school for kids at-risk.
Here's how the King James-Trump drama went down: On Friday night, Trump tweeted his thoughts on an interview that James did with CNN's Don Lemon (another of President Trump's favorite targets). LeBron James is a beloved athlete using his wealth and resources to make the world a better place, aka everything that Trump stands against. Of course, the president also got a final dig in at James, saying "I like Mike", a reference to all-time great Chicago Bulls guard Michael Jordan.
The Hill notes that Trump has repeatedly targeted black athletes, as well as other prominent African-Americans like Maxine Waters, a point that didn't escape one well-known newscaster who railed against the president's latest tweet.
Earlier this week, LeBron James spoke to CNN's Don Lemon about racism, America, and Trump.
James has previously criticised Mr Trump on several occasions, publicly supporting Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton before the 2016 election and calling Mr Trump a "bum" in September 2017, after the President rescinded an invitation to the Golden State Warriors to visit the White House after winning the National Basketball Association title.
"I support LeBron James", he said through a spokesman. But instead of praising an athletic icon for opening a school, Trump basically called James a dummy. "Maybe you'd like to talk about the 160,000 kids who skip school every day for fear of being bullied, or that 280,000 students are physically attacked in schools every month", Grisham told CNN.
Even Republican John Kasich took Mr Trump to task for his comments on James.
These all speak louder than a President's Tweet.
Trump had apparently watched the rebroadcast of the interview, which originally aired Monday, CNN said. Akron is James' his hometown.
James also said he would never "sit across" from Trump.
At the time, James came to Curry's defence.
James said on Twitter.
Prior to that, Donald Trump referred to LeBron as both a "great player and a great guy", as record states.