OPINION: Family Reunifications and DACA Fix First, Twitter Wars Later

Donald Trump took to Twitter to attack and insult the intelligence of both basketball superstar – LeBron James – and CNN host Don Lemon this past Friday.

“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!,” Trump tweeted.

Ironically, in the tweet insulting LeBron’s intelligence, Trump was unable to correctly spell out James’s first name correctly.

It’s LeBron sir, not Lebron.

Also, what kind of a person, let alone a president, insults a man who is on television talking about the $50 million dollar donation he just made to the “I Promise” school, which opened Monday and is a partnership between LeBron and the Akron public school district intended to help at-risk children their grade school careers.

That is low, but not for Trump.

Since the tweet hit social media, many have come out in support of the basketball celebrity, including Trump’s wife, First Lady Melania Trump.

The First Lady released a statement on Saturday stating that LeBron James is “working to do good things on behalf of our next generation”.

When asked if Melania is siding with LeBron in the infamous twitter battle, her spokespeople stated that she wasn’t taking sides and simply praising the star athlete for helping the children of America.

“Just as she always has, the First Lady encourages everyone to have an open dialogue about issues facing children today,” stated one of Melania’s sopkepeson.

Do Trump and Melania not have anything better to do?

The controversy surrounding a tweet war is only distracting from the important issues at hand this week in America.

Like the fact that hundreds of immigrant children – detained under Trump’s zero-tolerance policy – still remain detained or separated from their loved ones.

Vice News reported that according to court filings, on July 26, the deadline set by a federal judge for the government to reunite all children separated from their parents under the zero-tolerance policy, almost a third of all children are still not reunited.

The people are still waiting for a tweet that will address this issue from Trump or his wife Melania, who claims to be all about the children.

To make matters worse, the federal government is now demanding that the ACLU be the ones responsible for reuniting children with parents who have already been deported. The Trump administration filed the unusual request in court last week.

Where is Trump’s tweet regarding this outrageous demand on behalf of his government?

This is an important issue affecting the lives and wellbeing of many children, so where is Melania’s statement?

We can’t allow for distractions to take us away from the important issues affecting our country today, this week.

With the future of hundreds of families at stake, as well as the future for thousands of “Dreamers” we can’t sit back and allow for ourselves to be distracted by racist, and pointless twitter wars.