Is Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Donald Trump’s Latest Opponent? Response To Op-Ed Includes ‘Schoolyard Insults’

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Donald Trump could be ongoing rivals now. A recent article written by the former NBA star drew the republican presidential hopeful’s attention and earned a blunt, hand-written response.

When the basketball legend compared Trump to Bernie Sanders in the way they handle their campaigns, it must have struck a nerve. He gave his blunt opinion on Trump via the Washington Post, saying Trump regularly insults women. Kareem said Megyn Kelly had questioned Trump on it, only to be threatened in return.

“I’ve been very nice to you, although I could probably maybe not be, based on the way you have treated me. But I wouldn’t do that.”

Kareem continued by mentioning how Trump blamed Megyn Kelly’s attitude during the GOP debate on her “menstrual cycle.” He pointed out how the presidential hopeful bullies the press with threats and insults.

After reading Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s words, Donald Trump hit back with a retort that the Huffington Post called “as childish as you’d expect.”

“Dear Kareem, Now I know why the press always treated you so badly – they couldn’t stand you. The fact is that you don’t have a clue about life and what has to be done to make America great again! Best wishes, Donald Trump.”

Kareem quickly shared the response with his followers on Twitter, inviting them to read it for themselves, according to Daily Mail. He also did likewise on Facebook, adding the following words.

“This note from Donald Trump in response to my editorial is the best, though inelegant, support for my claims. Here again he attacks a journalist who disagrees with him, not by disputing the points made but by hurling schoolyard insults such as ‘nobody likes you.’ “

It is unknown yet how much Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s words will push Donald Trump to release more such responses, but the basketball legend could be his next major rival. Megyn Kelly’s GOP interview was apparently just the beginning of a long-running feud that Kareem claims Trump is maintaining with the press.

This is almost in opposition with Trump’s words about Kanye West announcing his bid for President of the United States in 2020. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Trump has said he likes the rapper and would like to run against him.

Do you think the op-ed by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar warranted Donald Trump’s blunt response?

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