Former ESPN anchor Keith Olbermann wrote a racist tweet comparing President Trump to Kunta Kinte, a slave character in the miniseries “Roots.”
According to the New York Post, Olbermann was condemned on Twitter Tuesday for calling the president “a whiny little Kunta Kinte” in an attempt to use the character’s name as an insult.
The former MSNBC sportscaster and primetime host recently transferred to YouTube for his anti-Trump comments. Olbermann remarked on a response to the president’s questioning of Fox News’ coverage of him.
“Yes, @realDonaldTrump has always been, will always be, and on the day of his re-election bid, still is: a whiny little Kunta Kinte,” said Olbermann. The host has since deleted the tweet.
Kunta Kinte is a character in the 1976 novel “Roots” later adapted into a TV miniseries. The character was a fictitious Gambian slave whose tribulations and abductions were portrayed in the miniseries.
Social media users’ response was swift and severe for old Olbermann, who thought deleting the offensive tweet would cool down the intense criticisms. However, sarcasm becomes Olbermann as he used even more vulgar in his next post.
“Just logged back in: I apologize for my previous subtweet of this. I was using an old ’70s-’80s technique for calling somebody a c*** without writing/saying c***, just using a sound-alike to call Trump a c*** Deleting previous, largely because this one clarifies the c*** part.”
Roots actor LeVar Burton who played Kunta Kinte, called out KO for his denigrating remarks.
No wonder old Olbermann is just so full of hate. It would probably be only a matter of time when he sinks himself deeper in the mud. Let’s hope he won’t take anyone with him when he detonates.