Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Basketball legend rips Donald Trump in op-ed, accuses him of attacking

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar wrote an astute critique of Donald Trump in The Washington Post this week.

Called “This is the difference between Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders.” In the piece, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was very critical of the approach that Trump has taken to trying to become the next President of the United States of America—and called Trump out for mismanaging a handful of interactions with the press.

“Attempting to bully the press to silence criticism of him is anti-American,” Abdul-Jabbar wrote, before explaining why Trump has very little chance to become the Commander-in-Chief.

Trump apparently saw the piece and, as you’d imagine, he didn’t like it. But rather than simply ignore it—because, you know, that’d make way too much sense—Trump went as far as to write Abdul-Jabbar a nasty note that Abdul-Jabbar then posted on Facebook. You can read it here:

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar : Basketball legend rips Donald Trump in op-ed, accuses him of attacking

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar : Basketball legend rips Donald Trump in op-ed, accuses him of attacking

If you can’t read Trump’s handwriting, the note says:

“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”

LOL at “Best wishes.”

Abdul-Jabbar also wrote a caption along with the photo indicating that Trump’s note is yet another example of him trying to “silence criticism” from the press. Here is that caption:

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.” But if you look behind the nasty invective, you find the assault still remains against the Constitution in an effort to silence the press through intimidation.

You can read Abdul-Jabbar’s entire Washington Post piece here. It was pretty critical of Trump, but did Trump really need to write him the note that he did?