LeBron James on Capitol Riot “We Live in Two Americas”!
A day after a mob of pro-Trump rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol, Los Angeles Lakers captain LeBron James wondered what would have happened if the group of insurgents was mostly Black people, and blamed the mayhem on President Donald Trump. Read on for more about LeBron James on the Capitol Riot…
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CelebnSports247.com reports that LeBron James weighed in on the Capitol riots no thanks to President Donald Trump who told his supporters to fight democracy.
LeBron James said Thursday following the Lakers’ 118-109 loss to the San Antonio Spurs:
We live in two Americas. And that was a prime example of that yesterday, and if you don’t understand that or don’t see that after seeing what you saw yesterday, then you really need to take a step back — not even just one step, but maybe four or five, or even 10 steps backwards and ask yourself how do you want your kids, or how do you want your grandkids, or how do we want America to be viewed as? Do we want to live in this beautiful country?
James was wearing a black shirt with the message “Do You Understand Now?” in block letters to make his point clear.
If those were my kind storming the Capitol, what would have been the outcome? And I think we all know. There’s no ifs, ands or buts — we already know what would’ve happened to my kind if anyone would have even got close to the Capitol, let alone storm inside the offices, inside the hallways.
James, who has had a public back-and-forth with Trump dating back years, said the outgoing president is culpable for what happened Wednesday.
The events that took place yesterday was a direct correlation of the president that’s in the seat right now — of his actions, his beliefs, his wishes.
He cares about nobody besides himself. Nobody. Absolutely nobody. He doesn’t care about this country. He doesn’t care about his family. He doesn’t care about anybody besides himself.
James’ teammate Anthony Davis echoed the sentiment, contrasting how Black Lives Matter protesters were met by police force all over the country during the summer.
Davis added while wearing a shirt featuring the title of Public Enemy’s 1990 album “Fear of Black Planet”:
It’s like a double standard. On the other side, an entire group runs into the nation’s Capitol and get escorted out the front door like everything is OK. And if I’m not mistaken — well, I’m not mistaken — they did take things, and when the Black Lives Matter [movement] protested it was, ‘Once the looting starts, the shooting starts.’ And to my knowledge, if you take something, you’re looting. And in that case, for them, they got escorted out the front door. And it’s just a slap in the face to us. It feels like we’re going backwards. We thought we were seeing change and then this happens.
We just can’t give up hope. No matter what goes on. As a brotherhood in the league and as an African American myself, we can’t allow ourselves to lose hope just because of we’re not seeing change. That’s what people want. They want us to lose hope, lose faith and let us fade away. Let the idea of change fade away. And us do nothing. … We got to continue to be unified and stay in solidarity to make sure that we stay strong through all of this.
Let’s not forget that in May, Trump tweeted a statement directed at black people in America:
When the looting starts, the shooting starts!
Trump has proved time and time again that he is a disgrace to democracy and only out for his own gain.