James instead tweeted on Saturday early afternoon to show some love for the students at this school, making no reference to Trump's insult.
He later said Trump's rhetoric was harmful in the wake of violence in Charlottesville a year ago, where white supremacists and counterprotesters clashed and one woman was killed.
"For someone to try to divide us by using our platform of sport?" he said.
"I support LJ. He's doing an incredible job for his community", Jordan told NBC news.
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"Who's the real dummy? He made Lebron look smart, which isn't easy to do", he wrote, and then apparently took a side in the James vs. Michael Jordan debate.
Most of the interview focused on other matters, particularly James's efforts in OH to create an elementary school with an eye toward helping kids get their lives on track.
The tweet came in response to an interview James conducted with CNN host Don Lemon, a frequent punching bag for the president. "He's doing an unbelievable job for his community", Jordan said in a statement issued by his spokesperson on his behalf. "A man who puts kids in classrooms or one who puts kids in cages?"
Some Trump critics denounced Trump's tweet as another display of racism by the President. Jordan responded to that, praising James for helping his community.
Astros third baseman Alex Bregman says he thinks James is role model and that he was embarrassed by the president's tweet.
It took the Tweeter-in-Chief nearly a full week to respond.
"I will say on his behalf that he has an extraordinarily complicated schedule, even in the offseason, and he is someone who, for the last eight years, has played in the National Basketball Association finals".