WATCH: LeBron James Accuses Trump of Dividing the Nation With Sports

On Monday LeBron James attacked President Trump, accusing him of using sports to try and divide the country.

The Los Angeles Lakers star said that President Trump created a racial divide by using the controversy surrounding former 49ers quarterback Colin Kapernick’s kneeling during the national anthem as ammunition.

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“[Trump is] dividing us and what I’ve noticed over the last few months,” James told CNN before the official opening of his I Promise School in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. “He’s kinda used sport to kinda divide us, and that’s something that I can’t relate to because I know that sport was the first time I ever was around someone white and I got the opportunity to see them and learn about them and they got an opportunity to learn about me and we became very good friends.”

He continued: “Sports has never been something that divides people it’s always been something that brings someone together.”

The three-time NBA champion was also asked whether he’d sit down with Trump, who James once called a “bum” for disinviting Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry from the White.

“I would never sit across from him. I’d sit across from Barack though,” he replied.

James opened up the I Promise School on Monday, describing it as the most meaningful moment of his career. He told ESPN he wants “to create an environment of family and not like a workplace.”

“Sometimes you can get tired if you look at it like work — you kind of get tired of it. We want to create an environment of family where you want to always be around your family,” he said.

Watch – LeBron James Accuses Trump of dividing country

Today many of the news cycles are wondering why Trump has not challenged the NBA. It’s pretty simple: no one in the NBA is kneeling during the national anthem.

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