The man dubbed Vladimir Putin’s “propagandist-in-chief” used a racist comment on nationwide TV in Russia to attack Barack Obama.
Dmitry Kiselyov then deleted the offending word “jungle” because, he said, he did not want to “compare Obama to a monkey”.
The offensive remark came as the TV pundit and media boss told Russian viewers about the first meeting between President Obama and President-elect Donald Trump at the White House.
Mr Kiselyov said: “Obama is cheeky these days, if not unceremonious. It started last week, when Trump paid his first visit to the White House…. There, Trump behaved like an English lord, while Obama was throwing his arms about as if he was in the jungle.” (Source)