LeBron James For Secretary Of Education Petition Signed By Over 16,000

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An online petition is calling for Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James to replace Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education.

Since LeBron opened the I Promise school in his hometown of Akron, Ohio, more than 16,000 people have signed the Care2 petition, which asks President Trump to get rid of DeVos in favor of the four-time NBA champ.

The petition reads in part:

During a recent conversation with Don Lemon, LeBron had this to say regarding Trump, “What I’ve noticed over the past few months, he’s kinda used sports to kinda divide us, and that’s something that I can’t relate to.”

Shortly thereafter, Trump took to twitter in an attempt to insult the four-time NBA champion, who, just days earlier, opened a public school for underprivileged kids in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. Trump’s tweet read, “LeBron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon. He made Lebron look smart, which isn’t easy to do. I like Mike!”

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