An online petition is calling for Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James to replace Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education.
Since LeBron opened the I Promise school in his hometown of Akron, Ohio, more than 16,000 people have signed the Care2 petition, which asks President Trump to get rid of DeVos in favor of the four-time NBA champ.
The petition reads in part:
“Sign my petition calling for DeVos to be fired and LeBron James to be named as U.S. Secretary of Education! LeBron James is an inspiration to kids all over the country. He’s shown he cares about America’s youth and understands the power of public education in helping children meet their true potential.”
“Betsy DeVos was hired without ever setting foot in a public school — and she’s taken every opportunity to work against the interests of the children, teachers, and families she has pledged to serve. We certainly deserve better!”
During a recent conversation with Don Lemon, LeBron had this to say regarding Trump, “What I’ve noticed over the past few months, he’s kinda used sports to kinda divide us, and that’s something that I can’t relate to.”
Shortly thereafter, Trump took to twitter in an attempt to insult the four-time NBA champion, who, just days earlier, opened a public school for underprivileged kids in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. Trump’s tweet read, “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!”