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Reading Rainbow’s LeVar Burton bombarded with tweets from angry Trump fans who think he’s LaVar Ball

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LeVar Burton, the actor who’s best known for his past work in “Reading Rainbow” and “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” is getting bombarded with angry tweets from Trump fans who have mistaken him for LaVar Ball.

LaVar Ball — the father of UCLA basketball player LiAngelo Ball, whom President Donald Trump helped free after he got caught shoplifting in China — has been in a public feud with Trump for the past several days. In particular, the president was incensed that Ball didn’t personally thank him for helping his son get out of a potential prison sentence.

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However, none of this has anything to do with LeVar Burton, the former “Reading Rainbow” host who simply happens to share a first name with Ball.

As UpRoxx notices, this hasn’t stopped furious Trump supporters from calling Burton “ungrateful” after they watched interviews of LaVar Ball on CNN and Fox News Tuesday morning.

On Twitter, Burton responded to a tweet that mistook him for Ball by calling it “one of the many sleights I am having to endure these days.”

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Check out some more angry Trump fans responding to Burton below.

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