Trump Goes Fully Transphobic and Tells LeBron James to Think About ‘Going Woman’ and Joining a Women’s Team
Conservatives do not love LeBron James, who will be missing the NBA playoffs this year. So that’s led former president Donald Trump to fire cutesy barbs in his direction. James has been very outspoken about the killings of unarmed African Americans at the hands of police and this is why conservatives don’t particularly love him.
James was especially upset at the police killing of Ma’Khia Bryant. There had been barely enough time to celebrate police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd after so many police officers had gotten off for killing Black people. Think Tamir Rice, and Eric Garner, for instance.
Aggrieved by this tragic situation, James vented on Twitter.
Posting a photo of the officer who killed Ma’Khia, he wrote “You’re Next #Accountability, followed by an hourglass emoji.
“Anyone with an elementary school level of education could see that LeBron’s tweet was not an incitement to violence. It didn’t say #GetTheStrap or #DoUntoThemAsTheyHaveDoneUntoUs or #HideYaKidsHideYaWife it read #Accountability.
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Even so, it drew conservative ire, especially from Trump, who said “LeBron James should focus on basketball rather than presiding over the destruction of the NBA,” he said in a statement. “He may be a great basketball player, but he is doing nothing to bring our Country together!”
Then he had the gall to call James a racist. Even though James made no mention of the officer’s race in the tweet. Ultimately, these comments from Trump and other GOPers led James to delete his tweet. Apparently, Trump can’t see through his own racism.
So now he’s suggesting that the Lakers’ superstar could play again in the future if he switches to women’s basketball, Mediaite reports.
Trump made the snippy proposal at his latest “Save America” campaign rally in Nebraska Sunday. He added that he doesn’t like James but admires his skilled basketball moves.
“I’ll say this to LeBron James, who I do not like very much,” Trump told the crowd. “I’ll say ‘LeBron did you ever have thoughts about going woman? Because if you did, I’d love to have you on my basketball team.'”
Trump’s comments were met with boos when he mentioned James. Then the audience laughed and cheered at Trump’s snarky suggestion that he switch genders. So Trump dually insulted James and women basketball players. Even though he doesn’t own a WNBA team. James and the ex-president have a less than cordial relationship as James and other athletes have refused to visit the White House during Trump’s presidency.
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!
— LeBron James (@KingJames) September 23, 2017
James and his fellow Lakers didn’t visit the White House after winning the NBA championship in 2020 due to COVID protocols, Mediaite reports. Clearly, Trump and James do not love each other, so the likelihood of James joining the Trump train is virtually non-existent.
It’s so typical of Trump to make childish suggestions and his legion of followers to think he’s funny. Obviously, they never look within themselves for any reason. Trump has never been introspective a day in his life and it shows.
“I’ll say this to LeBron James who I don’t like very much. I’ll say, ‘LeBron, did you ever have thoughts about going woman? Because if you did I’d love to have you on my basketball team.’” – President Trump 🇺🇸#TrumpRally pic.twitter.com/05Gy4j1XO7
— Steven Cheung (@CaliforniaPanda) May 1, 2022