Trump Supporters Are Attacking Actor LeVar Burton Because They Think He’s LaVar Ball

Some Donald Trump supporters don’t know the difference between LaVar Ball and LeVar Burton, and many have reportedly attacked Burton on social media in recent days.

Ball, of course, has been feuding with Trump after his son, LiAngelo Ball, was released back into the United States after being caught shoplifting in China. Trump, of course, doesn’t think LaVar Ball has shown enough appreciation for his son’s release, though it’s unclear what the president did to facilitate it.

Now, according to the Associated Press, Trump supporters are defending their president by hurling insults at the wrong guy.

More from the report:

President Donald Trump is feuding with LaVar Ball and LeVar Burton is taking the hit on Twitter.


Burton is an actor best known for playing Lt. La Forge in “Star Trek” on TV and film and for championing kids’ education through the “Reading Rainbow” series. Ball is the father of Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball and UCLA basketball player LiAngelo Ball, one of three student players recently arrested in China for shoplifting.

This feud is typical of Trump, but when another self-obsessed individual, LaVar Ball, is added to the equation, it takes the fight to a whole new level.

As I wrote earlier this week, “This particular feud between Trump and LaVar Ball is clearly a stunt by both men to get attention and stroke their own egos. Americans have been collectively rolling their eyes at both as they continue to hurl insults at one another.”

But all of this is par for the course when it comes to Trump. This is what we’ve come to expect from the cartoon character in White House. So, too, is the fact that his supporters cannot even target their rage at the correct individual when trying to defend their president.