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Keith Olbermann apologized Tuesday for calling President Donald Trump "a whiny little Kunta Kinte."

The former MSNBC host made the remark during a Twitter rant, referencing the fictional slave from the 1976 novel Roots.

"Yes @realDonaldTrump has always been, will always be, and on the day of his bid for re-election, still is: a whiny little Kunta Kinte," Olbermann tweeted.

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Olbermann was reacting to Trump's interview on "Fox & Friends" Tuesday morning.

According to Dictionary.com, Kunta Kinte is a derogatory name for an African refugee.

Olbermann -- who clearly didn't know who Kunta Kinte was -- apologized in a follow-up tweet.

"Just logged back in: I apologize for my previous subtweet of this. I was using an old 70's-80's technique for calling somebody a c**t without writing/saying c**t, just using a sound-alike to call Trump a c**t Deleting previous, largely because this one clarifies the c**t part," Olbermann wrote."

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His "apology" prompted a response from actor LeVar Burton who played Kunta Kinte in the Roots TV mini-series.

But the fierce backlash from Black & white Twitter continued.

Journalist Tim Pool tweeted, "Keith Olbermann is a racist."

We all know by now that Senator John McCain has a short term memory problem and might even be suffering from the beginning stages of Alzheimer's disease. The major news networks realize that the presidential race is over if wind of this ever gets out.

So last week, CBS did a little creative editing to cover up a major McCain blooper and help their candidate out a little. CBS edited out McCain's blooper and replaced it with an attack on Obama.

Unfortunately for CBS, Keith Olbermann (MSNBC) and the Jedreport.com were on the job and replaced the video that CBS aired with the video of what McCain actually said. In the interest of fairness, CBS later uploaded the unedited video online.

But the fact that CBS chose to edit McCain's gaffe with an attack on Sen. Barack Obama is very telling and puts CBS snugly in bed with Fox News as two major networks that can't be trusted to deliver fair and unbiased reporting.