LeBron On Trump: 'He's Given Racists An Opportunity To Be Out And Outspoken'

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After hilariously calling President Trump a "BUM" last year, LeBron James is back slamming #45...and we're all here for it!!!

On Martin Luther King Day, the Cleveland Cavaliers' star was asked about the state of racism in America, especially in Trump's America. 


"The state of racism will never die, but what we cannot do is allow it to conquer us as people," LeBron told the media on Monday, as reported by ESPN

"We can't allow it to divide us...the guy in control has given people and racism, and negative racism, an opportunity to be out and outspoken without fear. And that's the fearful thing for us because it's with you, and it's around every day, but he's allowed people to come out and just feel confident about doing negative things."

LeBron added: "We can't allow that to stop us from continuing to be together and preach the right word of livin' and lovin' and laughin' and things of that nature. Because would we want to live anywhere else? I don't think so. We love this place."

LeBron also believes that Americans need to "come together" despite Trump's divisive nonsense. 

"We are in a difficult state right now as Americans as well with the leader of our country," James continued. 

"But us, like I said, no matter the religion, no matter the shapes and sizes, we all have to continue to come together and shine a brighter light on, you know, I mean, [I don't want to] use the word stupidity, but that's basically what it comes down to."

When asked about how he plans to honors MLK's legacy now and down the road, James said he hopes he has made the Civil Rights icon proud.

"Just taking what he was able to give to us and give us that type of empowerment, give us that type of strength to be able to go out and talk about things that really matter. Be able to live for something that's more than you as an individual. So hopefully I would be one of those guys that made him proud. Hopefully I'm making him proud still with him looking down on us."

We're pretty sure that MLK is looking down with a huge grin on his face right about now. 

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