While aspeaking at the America First Agenda Summit on Tuesday, Former President Donald Trump addressed the issue of transgender woman athletes —then jokingly called on LeBron James to compete as a woman.
“I’d be the greatest women’s basketball coach in history,” Trump said. “Because I don’t like LeBron James, I like Michael Jordan much better. I’d go up to LeBron James and say ‘LeBron, did you ever have any desire to be a woman? Because what I’d love you to do is star on my team that I’m building up. I will have the greatest team in history, they will never lose, nobody will come within 70 points of this team.”
Trump also spoke about how people are afraid to speak about transgender athletes in sports out of fear of being canceled.
“We have to change that and we have to make it okay to talk about it,” he said. “The young lady I was talking about is afraid to talk about. She’s shunned and she’s canceled when she talks about it. This is crazy.”
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"I'd be the greatest women's basketball coach in history. I don't like LeBron James, I like Michael Jordan much better. But, I'd go up to LeBron James…I'd say, 'LeBron, did you ever have any desire to be a woman? Because what I'd love you to do is star on my team." pic.twitter.com/xU5lt6hPeH
— CSPAN (@cspan) July 26, 2022
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Trump’s mockery of James competing as a hypothetical transgender woman originated in July, 2021, at a “Protect Our Elections” rally in Arizona.
“Somebody said that if LeBron James ever decided to get the operation, how would he be on the court?” he said. “I’ll be honest though, look, we all like to win. If I were a coach, I tell you, I wouldn’t be talking to too many women as we know women, I’d be getting some of these people that … they’re women.”
“I’ll say this to LeBron James, who I don’t like very much,” the former president said at a Greenwood, Nebraska, rally. “LeBron, did you ever have thoughts about going woman? Because, if you did, I’d love to have you on my basketball team.”
Trump Calls On LeBron James To Compete As A Womanhttps://t.co/n629Gu0St5
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) July 27, 2022