Petition calls for Education Secretary LeBron James
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A new petition is calling on President TrumpDonald John TrumpNearly 300 former national security officials sign Biden endorsement letter DC correspondent on the death of Michael Reinoehl: 'The folks I know in law enforcement are extremely angry about it' Late night hosts targeted Trump over Biden 97 percent of the time in September: study MORE to give Education Secretary Betsy DeVosElizabeth (Betsy) Dee DeVosOVERNIGHT ENERGY: Trump creates federal council on global tree planting initiative | Green group pushes for answers on delayed climate report | Carbon dioxide emissions may not surpass 2019 levels until 2027: analysis Trump creates federal government council on global tree planting initiative Private schools prove reopening learning institutions safely can be done MORE the boot — in favor of LeBron James.

The Care2 petition first posted Tuesday afternoon has garnered more than 4,400 signatures so far.

The petition’s creator calls the soon-to-be Los Angeles Laker “an inspiration to kids all over the country” who “cares about America’s youth and understands the power of public education in helping children meet their true potential.”


The petition rails against DeVos, saying she’s “taken every opportunity to work against the interests of the children, teachers, and families she has pledged to serve.”

Late last month, James celebrated the opening of his “I Promise” public elementary school in Akron, Ohio, serving more than 200 at-risk children and their families.

Trump made headlines after slamming the NBA star — who's been critical of the president — and CNN host Don Lemon after an interview last week about the new school, in which James said Trump uses sports to “divide” Americans.

The petition’s creator writes, “I know that's [sic] it's unlikely that Lebron James would give up his highly successful career — especially since he has been generous enough to use that influence to be an inspirational community and youth advocate for millions.” 

“Even more unlikely is that Lebron would ever stand to work for Donald Trump and his hateful rhetoric,” the petition’s author says, “but it's worth a try!”