Donald Trump has responded to former Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar after the NBA legend made his displeasure with the businessman’s presidential campaign.
In a Washington Post editorial on September 2, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar accused Donald Trump of attacking journalists’ First Amendment rights with his bullying style and resorting to personal attacks instead of offering substantial answers on issues such as immigration.
Later in the day, Donald Trump apparently responded, as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar posted an image of his article to his Facebook page with what the six-time NBA champion claimed to be a message from the presidential hopeful:
Now I know why the press always treated you so badly – they couldn’t stand you. The fact is that you don’t have a clue about life and what has to be done to make America great again!
Along with the text, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar shared his thoughts: “This note from Donald Trump in response to my editorial is the best, though inelegant, support for my claims. Here again he attacks a journalist who disagrees with him, not by disputing the points made but by hurling schoolyard insults such as ‘nobody likes you.’ But if you look behind the nasty invective, you find the assault still remains against the Constitution in an effort to silence the press through intimidation.”