‘Better him than our country’: Keith Olbermann scorches Trump’s ‘presidency of self-destruction’
GQ special correspondent Keith Olbermann on Monday excoriated Donald Trump’s “presidency of self-destruction,” arguing he is “bent on destroying himself and ending his” reign as the leader of the free world.
Olbermann pointed to the “daily, if not hourly” crises that have come to define Trump’s presidency, arguing the nation must look upon this “childish, petulant, selfish man” with “genuine sadness” as his administration careens towards self-destruction.
“Better him than our country,” Olbermann added.
The correspondent referred to a series of reports indicating Trump “[complains] nonstop” about the multiple investigations into his presidency, including word that “the president is yelling at television screens” and randomly blurts out he’s “not under investigation.”
Olbermann then pointed to Trump’s tweet, where he seemed to indicate the exact opposite, writing he’s “being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director! [sic]”
Olbermann said Trump’s abrupt insistence that he didn’t actually mean that statement as confirmation of an investigation proves his is a “presidency of self-destruction.” Referring to reports that Trump floated firing Robert Mueller to convince the special counsel to issue a public exoneration show “We are not dealing with a president who occasionally strays into madness, we’re dealing with a madman who occasionally successfully pretends to be sane.”
“The country will have to hope for the best and let him jump,” Olbermann said.
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NEW VIDEO: Trump's presidency is self-destructing and it's our patriotic duty to help him complete his task. pic.twitter.com/8tf0Ee48Vn
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) June 19, 2017