"Michael wants to swim, but he doesn't want to get wet."
On today's episode of "Undisputed," NFL Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe and co-host Skip Bayless discussed President Trump's tweet about LeBron James, as well as the response from Michael Jordan's camp.
In case you missed it over the weekend, Trump had tweeted, "Lebron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon. He made Lebron look smart, which isn’t easy to do. I like Mike!" Through a spokesperson, MJ issued the following statement, "I support LJ. He’s doing an amazing job for his community.” However, that wasn't a suitable response in Sharpe's eyes.
While speaking about the Trump tweet on today's program, Sharpe explained why MJ's response should have been equally as harsh.
"I believe the retort should also name him. And it should also be equally as harsh. This is the one time, Michael, you have criticize, get-out-of jail-free pass because of what President Trump said about Don Lemon. What he said about LeBron James, given his track record over the past year what he's said about other prominent African Americans. And you chose, you support LJ? You support him as what? As a father? As a family man? What exactly are you supporting? Michael wants to swim, but he doesn't want to get wet."
Check out the footage from Undisputed in the tweet embedded below.