LeBron: Trump’s immigration ban ‘divides and excludes people’

Posted: 13/02/2017 in NBA, Sports
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Count LeBron James among the many athletes who have spoken out against U.S. President Donald Trump’s immigration ban.

The Cavaliers forward voiced his displeasure with the controversial executive order last week, saying he wouldn’t support a policy that excludes others.

“I am not in favor of this policy or any policy that divides and excludes people,” James said while accepting the NAACP’s Jackie Robinson Award, according to Jason Miller of The Hollywood Reporter. “I stand with the many, many Americans who believe this does not represent what the United States is all about. And we should continue to speak out about it.”

The four-time MVP has made a point of voicing his disapproval of Trump since November’s election, refusing to stay at a Trump hotel in New York during a road game earlier this season.

“Diversity is what makes this country so great,” he said. “We should all continue to speak up and fight for ideas that bring people together regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, religious beliefs, or any other differences. It’s important that we as athletes continue to use the platform we have to speak up for what we believe in.”

On Friday, federal judge James Robart issued a nationwide restraining order, temporarily halting elements of the ban.

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