The eyes of the nation have been on Charlottesville over the last 24 hours or so, as a group of Nazis/white supremacists marched through the campus of the University of Virginia on Friday night. During a counter-protest to a Nazi/white supremacist demonstration on Saturday, a state of emergency was declared and at least 15 people were injured after a car was driven into a crowd of counter-protesters. The driver of the car has reportedly been arrested.
A statement by Donald Trump in response to the scene didn’t seem to condemn the actions of the Nazis/white nationalists, which led to LeBron James taking to Twitter to express his frustration with the President of the United States. LeBron particularly called out Trump’s “Make America Great Again” rhetoric.
LeBron has never been a fan of Trump — he was one of Hillary Clinton’s most vocal supporters in the world of sports during the 2016 presidential election and introduced her before an event in Ohio. He then followed up that tweet by expressing that he wants to create a better America for children, stating that they “deserve better” than Trump.
We’ve written about how socially conscious LeBron is plenty of times in the past, and one thing he has frequently done is comment when he sees injustice in the world. This happened again on Saturday, and it’d be surprising if he doesn’t continue to speak out, even if the target of his criticism is the President.