LeBron James on Donald Trump: ‘I mean, he’s our president’
LeBron James made it clear he was 100 percent behind Hillary Clinton during the presidential election, officially endorsing her and appearing at one of her rallies.
With that in mind, it’s not surprising there is curiosity concerning what the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar thinks about Donald Trump being elected the next President of the United States.
James on Friday was asked about the impending Trump presidency, one day after he and his Cavaliers teammates paid a visit to the White House and celebrated their NBA title with Barack Obama, among others. To no surprise, James, one of the most politically active and socially aware players among his NBA peers, spoke at length about the issue.
“I mean, he’s our president,” James said following Cavs shootaround, via ESPN’s Dave McMenamin. “And no matter if you agree with it or disagree with it, he’s the guy and we all have to figure out a way that we can make America as great as it can be. We all have to do our part.”
James went on to say that the country has “never been built on one guy,” again stressing the onus is on all citizens to do their part.”It’s not about him at all,” James said of Trump. “Especially not for me and what I do.”James, who posted an encouraging message on Instagram once the outcome was confirmed, mentioned he and his wife stayed up until 4 o’clock in the morning watching the election results come in, calling the experience “difficult.””But like I said, it is what it is. That’s the past,” he said. “We got to live in the present and (figure out) how we can make the future better.”
When asked if he would honor an invite from Trump should he win another NBA title in the next four years — something that has been a topic of conversation in professional sports in recent days — James provided a sly response to the question.
“I don’t know. That’s something I would cross,” he said, via Ohio.com. “We’ll have to cross that road, I guess. We’ll see. I would love to have to cross that road.”