CNN's Keith Olbermann called President Donald J. Trump a "whiny little Kunta Kinte" and Black Twitter is having none of it.
One person tweeted in response, "Why such dripping racism? Kunta Kinte was the hero. Kunta Kinte was the guy who stood up for himself, resisted conscription to slavery. To call him whiny tells us you think he should have shut up & obeyed. He should have gone by Toby."
Another user said, "Kunta Kinte was an African slave who was beat until he admitted his name was the one given to him by his white masters."
See the responses below.
Why such dripping racism? Kunta Kinte was the hero. Kunta Kinte was the guy who stood up for himself, resisted cons… https://t.co/skWpGp7KiF— Bill E. Reuben (@Bill E. Reuben) 1604418495.0
Did not expect Kunta Kinte to be a thing I’d have to ponder even for a second today. “I got a bone to pick!”— Michael Neal (@Michael Neal) 1604418466.0
@KeithOlbermann @realDonaldTrump ...whiny Kunta Kinte...WHAT? Delete this and try again.— GoddessBlu MoonPie (@GoddessBlu MoonPie) 1604418421.0
@KeithOlbermann Keith... Have you LOST YOUR MIND? What are you thinking? Kunta Kinte... Really???— Dennis Davis (@Dennis Davis) 1604418319.0
Me trying to figure out why a white man would call another white man Kunta Kinte https://t.co/GKeolpOY1W— Khan the Conqueror (@Khan the Conqueror) 1604415684.0
Kunta Kinte was an African slave who was beat until he admitted his name was the one given to him by his white mast… https://t.co/bicIUXmlg0— 𝐄𝐱𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐞𝐫 𝐏𝐨𝐩𝐞 (@𝐄𝐱𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐞𝐫 𝐏𝐨𝐩𝐞) 1604415103.0
kunta kinte ??? and y'all dare tell us that we're overreacting when we addressed the racism in this country https://t.co/oBn6ZsrR66— daddylonglegs. (@daddylonglegs.) 1604417362.0
Is there another Kunta Kinte I never heard of? https://t.co/5ZDgNsr3ol— Ev (@Ev) 1604418530.0
“A whiny little kunta kinte” I AM SCREAMINGGGGG https://t.co/Xo3ww8y8k9— petrina (@petrina) 1604418509.0
@throwthatASHbac Who watches Roots and thinks "sheesh, Kunta Kinte sure whines a lot" 😭😭😭— I'm Not a Preacher (@I'm Not a Preacher) 1604419022.0