LeBron James Endorses Hillary Clinton for President
He called her a "champion for children and their futures" and said she is running on a message of "hope and unity" that is needed to address violence in black communities.
LeBron James is with her.
In an op-ed in Business Insider and the Akron Beacon Journal, the NBA star and TV producer wrote that he is supporting Hillary Clinton for president, calling her a "champion for children and their futures." He also said Clinton is running on a message of "hope and unity" that is needed to address violence in black communities.
"She wants to make sure kids have access to a good education, no matter what zip code they live in," he wrote. "She’ll rebuild schools that are falling apart and put more money into computer science. She’ll make sure teachers are paid what they deserve so they can give everything to their students. She also has plans to make college a reality for more people in America, especially for those who can’t afford it."
The Cleveland Cavaliers star said a vote for Clinton is a way to build on the legacy of President Barack Obama.
He added in his op-ed: "I believe rebuilding our communities by focusing on at-risk children is a significant part of the solution. However, I am not a politician, I don’t know everything it will take finally to end the violence. But I do know we need a president who brings us together and keeps us unified. Policies and ideas that divide us more are not the solution. We must all stand together — no matter where we are from or the color of our skin. And Hillary is running on the message of hope and unity that we need."
James, an Akron, Ohio, native, announced his support on the eve of Clinton's visit to his hometown. Ohio is a considered one of most important swing states in presidential elections. Recent polls show a tight race between Clinton and her rival, Republican nominee Donald Trump, in the state.