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LeBron James' New Comment About President Trump Is Going Viral

LeBron James speaks at the opening of the I Promise School in Akron.

LeBron James supported Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election, and furthermore, he is no fan of President Donald Trump. This week, James, in an interview with CNN, made some interesting comments about how he thinks the president is using sports to "divide" the country.

James, who has been critical of Trump in the past, told CNN's Don Lemon that he thinks racial tension is getting worse in the country - and blamed it partially on Trump.

When asked by Lemon what James would say to Trump if he were sitting across from him, James said he "would never" sit with him in the first place.

Here's what he had to say:

"We are in a position right now in America, more importantly, where this race thing has taken over. Because our president I believe is kind of trying to divide us.

...he's dividing us and what I've noticed over the last few months is that he's trying to use sport to kind of 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 an opportunity to see them and learn about them and they got an opportunity to learn about me and we became very good friends and I was like "oh wow, this is all because of sports" and sports have never been something that divides people - it's something that brings people together."

Here's video, via CNN:

Since taking office, Trump has commented on national anthem protests in the NFL and gotten into wars of words with numerous teams that haven't wanted to visit the White House after winning championships.

James, meanwhile, signed a four-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers earlier this month.