Open Mic: Trump Jokes If He Ran Women’s Team He’d Ask Lebron James to Swap Genders
President Donald Trump joked he’d take advantage of transgender men being allowed to play in women’s sports by forming a team of elite male athletes and asking them to identify as female.
The 45th president delivered the jest during his first campaign trip to Iowa Monday, where he also laid out his agenda for a second presidential term.
“If I was a basketball coach I would be the greatest coach in history,” Trump began. “I’d have a women’s team, I’d have all men… I’m not a fan of Lebron James, I don’t like Lebron, but I’d say, ‘Hey LeBron, you ever think of becoming a woman? Because you’re gonna be on my team. We’re gonna go undefeated for the next 5 years, Lebron.’”