LeBron James has expressed his feelings on the presidential election, saying he has no interest in engaging any sort of conversation with Donald Trump.
James has set out on a mission to help get people to the voting polls, letting everyone know that their vote matters. His More Than a Vote campaign that backed Hillary Clinton in 2016 is showing people the importance of their vote.
“Because a lot of us just thought our vote doesn’t count: That’s what they’ve been taught, that’s how they’ve been educated, that how they’ve always felt. They’ve felt kind of institutionalized. But I want to give them the right information, I want them to know how important they can be.”
James isn’t specifying for just one candidate as he did in 2016, so the approach he is taking is different this time around. But with how powerful his figure and voice are, it sends waves to young voters that look up to him in a hero figure.
James did go on to say that this is a time to make a change. He has always been outspoken on his dislike for Trump and his views.
“I don’t go back and forth with anybody. And I damn sure won’t go back and forth with that guy. But we want better, we want change in our community. We always talk about, “We want change,” and now we have the opportunity to do that.”
James and other athletes have stepped up to help raise the awareness and importance for voting. As this election could garner the most votes ever.