Last week, LeBron James sat down with CNN’s Don Lemon. The duo discussed, and toured, the NBA icon’s most recent tangible achievement, the opening of Akron’s “I Promise School”.
Naturally, the president took aim at both the interviewer and the interviewee, in his unsettlingly-characteristic manner, by pawing-out a childish Twitter tirade. Always dignified, the president called Lemon “the dumbest man on television” and stated that Lemon “made LeBron look smart, which isn’t easy to do.”
I mean really, what decent person wouldn’t lambast a fellow who, in partnership with Akron’s public school system, created and funded a school for at-risk children? What rational person wouldn’t take issue with a superstar athlete guaranteeing college scholarships to each and every pupil who successfully completed their studies?
After all, it seems perfectly normal that a sitting president would attack a man who is only trying to comprehensively help students “who promise to go to school, do their homework, listen to teachers, ask questions and find answers, be respectful of others and live a healthy life.”
Then again, maybe we don’t live in “Bizarro World”. And perhaps when it comes to critiques of educational philanthropy, we shouldn’t accept them from a fellow who had to pay out $25 million for allegedly operating a fraudulent “university”.