There are so many things to call President Donald Trump.
On Saturday morning, LeBron James found the perfect one. The NBA star called Trump “U bum” over the president’s rescinded invitation for Steph Curry to visit the White House, which came only after Curry stated that he didn’t want to go anyway.
It’s so simple, yet so perfect. Who needs to curse out the president when “U bum” gets it across so well?
at least the Trump era brought the until-now-criminally-underused insult of “bum” back
— Erin 🎶Gloria🎶 Ryan (@morninggloria) September 23, 2017
I don’t think I would ever recover from being called a bum by LeBron James
— Tom Gara (@tomgara) September 23, 2017
everything is bad but if “bum” comes back into vogue as an insult that’s at least one tiny victory
— Steve Kandell (@SteveKandell) September 23, 2017
Part of what’s so beautiful is the proximity of the “bum” to the “therefore,” it’s like getting insulted by a flawless equation
— Mallory Ortberg (@evilmallelis) September 23, 2017
Today was the day LeBron James truly became President.
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) September 23, 2017
Everyone loved James’ insult so much that it got more than 130,000 retweets in less than an hour.