President Donald Trump made headlines Tuesday when he said in a news conference “both sides” were to blame for violence that unfolded in Charlottesville, Virginia this past weekend.
LeBron James, who has never been silent on political or social issues, was one of the first athletes to react to Trump’s most recent comments.
Hate has always existed in America. Yes we know that but Donald Trump just made it fashionable again! Statues has nothing to do with us now!
— LeBron James (@KingJames) August 15, 2017
James was followed by a number of other athletes, including two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash, Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll and USWNT star Alex Morgan.
To defend white supremacists and then slang his shitty ass grape juice pretty much sums the man up
— Steve Nash (@SteveNash) August 15, 2017
On one hand you had the Nazis who were violent & on the other the allied soldiers were very violent. So it's a draw. Many sides you see.
— Brandon McCarthy (@BMcCarthy32) August 15, 2017
"People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love…" -Nelson Mandela https://t.co/MsxJg1UVQp
— Pete Carroll (@PeteCarroll) August 15, 2017
Enough is enough!!!! White supremacists protest in the streets of an American city and many of them are carrying assault rifles and even in some cases are pushing cops that are standing in line. This is outrageous!!! You all know what would happen if a small group of black people protested with guns???? Instead we watch this hatred spill into one of our cities and someone loses there life and many people get injured and yet the person living in the White House can't even rebuke the supremacists! Smh. I know some of you will say that he did say something!! It was too late!! And he didn't wanna say anything more!! He was told to say more!! The person living in the White House is supposed to bring the country together, not point blame and divide. It's time we invoke the 25th. This man is not fit to lead this country. And if you don't like what I have to say you must be defending the ugliness that went on in Virginia and the response by trump that has been unacceptable. I'm for inclusion and peace for all people #resist #25th #notmypresident #haveempathy
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