Donald Trump Fires Back at Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Having fun with Donald Trump’s epic presidential campaign run? Well, one person who isn’t is former Lakers star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who compared Trump’s approach with Bernie Sanders’ Wednesday for the Washington Post.

Jabbar largely cited Trump’s not-so-great behavior towards Fox’s Megyn Kelly, Univision’s Jorge Ramos and the media in general in the op-ed. To make a long story short: Jabbar’s not down with making America great again (Trump style, at least) and believes Sanders has made himself a serious threat:

Although each absurd, uninformed or just plain incorrect statement seems to give Trump a bump in the polls, there are only so many times supporters can defend his outrageous assault on decency, truth and civility. Yes, a few will remain no matter what. (One 63-year-old woman told CNN that the Republicans were out to discredit Trump: “They twisted what the words were, because they’re trying to destroy him.” No one has to twist his words because what he says is twisted enough. He speaks fluent pretzel.) But voters will eventually see the light.

Of course, Donald’s not one to back down from anything that gets him in the headlines, so he shot back at Jabbar in very Donald fashion — writing over the piece with black marker and telling the Hall of Famer he doesn’t have a clue about life:


Kareem’s response (via Facebook):

This note from Donald Trump in response to my editorial is the best, though inelegant, support for my claims. Here again he attacks a journalist who disagrees with him, not by disputing the points made but by hurling schoolyard insults such as “nobody likes you.” But if you look behind the nasty invective, you find the assault still remains against the Constitution in an effort to silence the press through intimidation.