Trump passes on opportunity to criticize LeBron James at OH rally

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Earlier this afternoon, Trump called for Ohioans to re-elect U.S. Rep. Steve Stivers (R-Upper Arlington) in the special U.S. House election next Tuesday.

President Donald Trump is arguing that Republicans need to control Congress by casting the midterms as a referendum on himself.

Trump will be appearing in Delaware Ohio this Saturday, August 4, for a campaign rally in support of Republican state Sen.

In a late-night tweet, Trump derided the intelligence of one of the nation's most prominent African-American men.

Among the current and former professional athletes jumping to James' support in support of James on Saturday was "Mike", also known as National Basketball Association legend Michael Jordan, who said in a statement: "I support LeBron James".

Olentangy Orange High School in Lewis Center Ohio was packed
Olentangy Orange High School in Lewis Center Ohio was packed

GOP insiders are becoming increasingly concerned the Donald Trump's visits to battleground states to promote local candidates may be having a negative effect on voters as the president seems more interested in talking about himself than the local candidate in need of a boost at the polls. He is a great Congressman who is tough on crime & borders & inspiration to our Military & Vets.

Hundreds of people are slowly making their way into an OH high school ahead of a rally headlined by President Donald Trump. Troy has my Full & Total Endorsement! The 46-year-old LaPat says he likes the fact the economy is doing well and unemployment is down. Kasich said Balderson told him, "Well, I don't have anything to do with it". Troy Balderson, who is running in Tuesday's special election for an open congressional seat against Democrat Danny O'Connor, the Franklin County recorder.

The Ohio rally was Trump's third of the week and he has pledged to accelerate his pace further as the midterms approach.

The rally comes hours after Trump denounced arguably Ohio's favorite native son, basketball superstar LeBron James, who just opened a school for underprivileged children in Akron. The seat was vacated by Republican Rep.

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