Lebron James: A Self Made Man Conservatives Should Love.
Because Lebron James had the uppityness to criticize Trump’s treatment of kneeling NFL players, the President of the United States Tweeted this.
Lebron James is a story conservatives should celebrate. They should love it, and him.
Lebron James was raised a black child with no meaningful father. The father he supposedly had was in and out of prison with an extensive criminal record. He and his Mom moved from apartment to apartment in awful neighborhoods. His mother was so desperate for him to have a stable environment she let him move in with a local coach.
From these humble beginnings he exploded on the basketball scene. You know, succeeding because of his talents and merits. At the tender age of 18 James started earning $420,000 a week. Many might think that a recipe for personal disaster.
James married his high school sweetheart. He is still married to his high school sweetheart, eschewing the serial polygamy and adultery of the President who criticizes him and who is so zealously defended by so many conservatives. Lebron James has never humiliated his wife.
He’s been a model of charity. While not having advanced formal education himself, he clearly values it and has helped thousands of others less fortunate than him get educations. While Trump pays millions to settle his educational scam and fraud that was “Trump University,” Lebron pays millions to lift up others by providing real educations.
This is a self made black man, raised in an often-awful family environment, who based on his own unique skills and talents rose out of it all to make millions. He did this with honor and character, devoid not only of any record of crime, but of even scandal. He shows fidelity to his wife, love for his family, and he lives a charitable life donating heavily to help others.
This is the man our President, and so many conservatives, call “dumb.” Those parroting the President do so to defend a man born to millions, raised in privilege, who cheated on his first wife with his second wife, cheated on his second wife with his porn model third wife (now First Lady) and has cheated on her with porn stars and Playboy bunnies. His “charities” have been slush funds to pay off lawsuits against him and buy gauche paintings of himself for his casinos. Of course Trump does love the few black athletes who toady up to him, no matter how despicable they are as human beings. Men like convicted rapist and wife beater Mike Tyson.
That conservatives are attacking James to defend this President shows how far what passes for conservatism under Trump has fallen.