LeBron James’ preferred candidate lost the 2016 U.S. presidential election, but he’s not losing faith in his own capacity to change the country and the world.
The NBA superstar reacted Wednesday to Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton with an inspirational Instagram message, which calls on his followers to show love and faith. His post also contained a message for young people, for whom he serves as a leader. James chose a clip from Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright” as the audio backdrop to his message.
As I woke up today looking and searching for answers on what has happened this song hit it right on the head! If we continue the faith(as hard as it may be to do so) we will BE ALRIGHT!! Parents and leaders of our children please let them know they can still change the world for the better! Don't lose a bit of faith! They're our future and we must remain stronger than ever!! Yes we all wanna lace up the boots, put on the hard hats and strike but that's not the answer. Love, genuine LOVE and FAITH will be the only thing that can get us through this. Minorities and Women in all please know that this isn't the end, it's just a very challenging obstacle that we will overcome!! The man above will never put something in our paths that we can handle no matter how difficult it may feel/be! To all the youth out there I PROMISE I'll continue to lead u guys every single day without no hesitation!! Time to educate and even more mold my children into being the greatest model citizens they can become in life! They will continue the legacy beyond life! Lastly, Even if whos now in office doesn't, Know that I LOVE YOU'LL!!!
James has become increasingly outspoken on social issues in recent years and he endorsed Clinton and campaigned for her in his native Ohio.
While Clinton lost the state and the election, James clearly has no plans of exiting the political arena after this setback.
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