Readers React: Donald Trump is no LeBron James

FILE - In this July 30, 2018 file photo LeBron James listens to a question at a news conference afte
LeBron James listens to a question at a news conference after the opening ceremony for the I Promise School in Akron, Ohio.
(Phil Long / AP)

To the editor: It’s worth noting that President Trump’s tirade against LeBron James was triggered by the latter’s legitimate and charitable use of his own private foundation to serve at-risk children. James is using his wealth to serve a public benefit.

In contrast, Trump’s charitable organization seemed largely devoted to paying his debts and helping his friends and allies. His charitable foundation had little or no public benefit and seemed to be a poorly disguised tax fraud.

Pretty clearly, James occupies the moral and intellectual high ground.

C. Edward Dilkes, Hollywood



To the editor: There’s one thing that can be said about James’ I Promise School in Akron, Ohio, for at-risk children: It’s no Trump University.

Blaine Ziolkowski, Thousand Oaks

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