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QUOTE OF THE DAY: Keith Olbermann Exploits Story About Deceased Teen Hero in Anti-Trump Screed

Former ESPN commentator Keith Olbermann outraged social media users by using a story about a school shooting victim to score political points against Donald Trump and his supporters.

THE QUOTE

This kid died to stop a school shooter whose mother echoed the Trumpist Fascism of @stoolpresidente and @barstoolsports,” Olbermann tweeted in response to a Barstool Sports story about football player Tate Myre, 16, who died Tuesday while attempting to disarm 15-year-old shooter Ethan Crumbley at Oxford High School in Oxford, Michigan.

Crumbley’s mother once wrote a letter praising Trump and the former president’s stance on gun rights, the Daily Beast reported.

  • But critics saw Olbermann’s comments as a sign the former sportscaster was obsessed with Trump.
  • “I’ll never miss anything as much as Keith misses Trump,” tweeted conservative commentator Jim Treacher.

THE REAL STORY

Fellow Oxford High School students said Myre, a running back on the school’s football team, rushed Crumbley in an attempt to take away his firearm.

  • Myre was shot repeatedly and died later from his injuries.
  • A petition was created hours after the shooting calling for Oxford to rename the school’s sports stadium in Myre’s name.

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