The biggest champion in the history of the game show “Jeopardy!” apparently is no fan of Donald Trump. Ken Jennings, who had a record run as a “Jeopardy!” champion in 2004, is under fire for a tweet about Kathy Griffin’s severed head stunt.
Jennings, who pocketed better than $2.5 million during his 74-game “Jeopardy!” winning streak (and has since added to his total with Tournament of Champions appearances), took heat for a tweet he sent out Wednesday in which he jokes about the effect of Griffin’s performance art piece on Barron Trump, the 11-year-old son of Donald Trump.
Griffin has apologized for the piece, in which she holds up a bloody prop resembling Donald Trump’s severed head.
Jennings, who has been authoring children’s books lately, posted: “Barron Trump saw a very long necktie on a heap of expired deli meat in a dumpster. He thought it was his dad & his little heart is breaking.”
Jennings’ tweet appears to be a response to a story published Wednesday by TMZ.com that said Barron Trump saw the severed-head image on TV and initially believed something had happened to his father.
Donald Trump Jr. was among those responding negatively to Jennings’ tweet. He sent out his own tweet saying: “It takes a real man to pick on an 11 year old. Yet another low from the left, but they will rationalize this away with their usual excuses.”
Jennings isn’t apologizing for his tweet, and has left it up. (You can see it below.) He also reposted the Donald Trump Jr. tweet with his response to it, writing: “I will kill as many white rhinos as it takes to prove my masculinity to Donald Trump Jr.”