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Lane Kiffin makes joke about Donald and Melania Trump over LeBron James tweets

Lane Kiffin is no stranger to trolling people on Twitter. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

What you’re about to read is going to sound like a wacky sports mad lib, but it’s not. Florida Atlantic University coach Lane Kiffin trolled President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump after the two tweeted differing opinions about Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James. That actually happened.

What did Lane Kiffin tweet at Donald Trump and Melania Trump?

He tweeted “#problemsathome” with a broken heart emoji at both of them.


Kiffin retweeted a story from Sporting News about Melania Trump praising LeBron James for opening his I Promise school. Donald Trump has taken swipes at James on Twitter.

LeBron James and Donald Trump have a history on Twitter

Prior to his presidency, Trump actually supported James on Twitter. But James has been outspoken about the president’s policies, once calling him a “bum” for disinviting the Golden State Warriors to the White House.


That comment may have caused Trump to change his mind. He took a dig at James’ intelligence in a tweet almost a year later.


What is Melania Trump’s role in Lane Kiffin’s tweet?

The First Lady wasn’t as combative with James. She complimented James opening his I Promise School and added she would be open to visit.


Not the first time Lane Kiffin has been a Twitter comedian

Kiffin is no stranger to trying to be funny on Twitter. His most frequent target might be Alabama football coach Nick Saban. He’s also made one ill-advised joke about a point spread. His tweet that included Donald and Melania Trump is pretty much par for the course for him.

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