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LeBron backs Hillary Clinton for president in editorial

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    In this Aug. 10, 2013, file photo, Miami Heat’s LeBron James greets a young fan while on the way to an interview at his foundation’s second annual “I Promise Family Reunion,” in Akron, Ohio.

CLEVELAND >> LeBron James has given Hillary Clinton an assist.

The NBA superstar, who helped end Cleveland’s championship drought earlier this summer by winning a title with the Cavaliers, is backing Clinton for president. James believes Clinton can do more to help at-risk kids like he once was, saying she’s the only candidate who “truly understands the struggles of an Akron child born into poverty.”

James endorsed Clinton in an editorial written for the Akron-Beacon Journal, his hometown newspaper. The editorial was in the newspaper’s print edition Monday and also published online by Business Insider .

A father of three, James explained he returned to Ohio in 2014 with two missions: to win a championship and help area children by giving them “the resources and opportunities they need to stay in school and reach their dreams through education.” James feels Clinton’s background as “a champion” in working to improve public schools and more makes her worthy of his vote.

The 31-year-old James campaigned for President Obama in 2008.

Clinton said that she’s thrilled to receive the endorsement of James.

Giving a speech in Toledo, Clinton said the Ohio native nicknamed “King James” is a longtime, dedicated advocate for children. The Democratic presidential nominee said they both share the belief that every child should have the chance to live up to his or her God-given potential.

“I hope to be elected president, but I know here in Ohio, LeBron will always be the king,” she said. She was making a second stop in Ohio this afternoon in James’ hometown of Akron.

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    • LeBron James has more influence on trying to help people in one day than you will have in a lifetime. When have you given millions of dollars to high school graduates who make a promise to finish college? When have you given away hundreds of brand new bikes to inner city kids for 10 years? By the way, he has maintenance men working for his maintenance men, and they are all voting for Hillary.

  • LeBron don’t make the same mistake voting for Hillary like you did Obama, because he never helped the people in poverty or find jobs for all low income races, poverty level has doubled, twice as more people on foods stamps for African Americans, and he has not done a thing except bring in 6000 Syrian refugees already living in this country which was reported on all news channels, each refugee gets 1200 dollars can stay on welfare for 5 years get free Medicare and Medicade all at taxpayers expense. if Hillary becomes president she want’s to bring in 850% more Syrian refugees that was also reported a few months ago on all news channels, and they all get the 1200 dollars welfare for 5 years and free Medicare and Medicade and all the middle class and lower middle class will pay for all this, so bend over America, then the terrorist that sneaked in to get all this after 5 years before welfare runs out, then these Islamic terrorist will start murdering us by killing or suicide bombing us. so that’s what were gonna get if Hillary becomes president, James and all other Americans that voted Hillary in for president, you got a rude awakening coming. MARK MY WORDS.

  • Well, your logic is all wrong. If Dishonest Donald would pay his taxes he could eaaily pay for all those refugees. And Dishonest Donald will have more low paying labor to exploit in his casinos and hotels and clubs. It’s a win win win!

  • And if you are as smart as you think you are you should move right now to Syria and buy property. Then when the Russians move in you can make lots of money just like your man crush Dishonest Donald.

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