Presidential Debates 2020: LeBron James Reacts to Biden-Trump Showdown

by Matthew Wilson
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NBA star LeBron James reacted to last night’s (Sept. 29) presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. Mirroring what Biden said at one point during the debate, James urged his Twitter followers to vote.

“PLEASE VOTE!!!!!” James wrote on Twitter. He also tagged More Than a Vote in the tweet. James created the organization, with business partner Maverick Carter, to increase voter turnout at elections in the U.S. As part of the program, the organization provides tutorials on how people can vote.

Social media reacted to the tweet LeBron James posted.

Outspoken on social media, James has been a critic of Trump and his presidency. Last month, James wore an altered version of a MAGA hat to protest police violence. Instead of “Make America Great Again,” the hat read “Make America Arrest The Cops Who Killed Breonna Taylor.”

While James didn’t endorse either candidate in his tweet, supporters on both sides inferred his meaning. Trump supporters promised to vote for the president in November.

Meanwhile, Democratic voters pledged their support for Biden. For instance, one user asked for James to be more specific in who he wanted his followers to vote for.

Donald Trump and Joe Biden faced each other in the first of three debates.

Fox News reporter Chris Wallace moderated the debate against Trump and Biden. The event was live-streamed via YouTube as well as news stations and online outlets. Wallace discussed various topics with the two candidates including: “The Trump and Biden Records,” “The Supreme Court,” “COVID-19,” “The Economy,” “Race and Violence in our Cities,” as well as “The Integrity of the Election.”

According to CNN, organizers held the presidential debate at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. Around 60-70 people were in attendance, following social distancing guidelines. Biden and Trump also elected not shake hands before the debate as candidates have traditionally done in the past.

Two more presidential debates are planned to take place between Biden and Trump. The next debate between them will be on Oct. 15.