‘It is called isolation’: Keith Olbermann on ‘stampede quality’ of Trump collapse
Long-time broadcaster Keith Olbermann used his GQ show analyze the broad spectrum of individuals and organizations backing away from President Donald Trump?
“When you lose Rupert Murdoch’s son, James, have you lost America?” Olbermann asked. “Probably not.”
“How about when you lose James Murdoch and Carl Icahn and the National Basketball Association champion Golden State Warriors and the chairman of General Electric and the CEO of Disney and of JP Morgan-Chase and of 3M and of Campbells Soup and of Merck and of Under Armor and of Johnson & Johnson and of Intel and of Blackrock and of Tesla and the former CEO of Uber and the president of the AFL-CIO and the president of the Alliance for American Manufacturing — and all 16 members of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities…” Olbermann listed.
Olbermann then went on to list every single gala charity event at a Trump golf course that has been cancelled.
“The cliche, ‘the rats are abandoning the sinking ship’ does not apply here, but only because these people are not rats and because they seem to have chartered a different ship, so they could get off the SS Trumptanic in an orderly and even stylish fashion,” Olbermann said.
Olbermann praised actor Kal Penn leading an entire White House department to resign — while spelling ‘RESIST’ with the first letter in each paragraph.
And noted how Golden State Warriors basketball star Stephen Curry has said he would decline a White House invitation.
“None of this very public backing away slowly from the tire-fire of this administration truly means anything for the life of a presidency,” Olbermann stated. “Polling suggests the hard-line base for Trump perhaps actually likes him more after Charlottesville made him bare his soul.”
“But as seen with the CEOs and the charities, it is the stampede quality than can have an effect long-term,” Olbermann explained. “It is called isolation.”
“An isolated president shunned by the public and real life leaders in all fields and of all political stripes, empowers those toadies of 21st century America — Republican politicians — to rebel, at least intermittently,” Olbermann said.
Olbermann then analyzed recent polling data from Michigan, Pennsylvania and Ohio.
“Those are the three states where a total of seventy-seven thousand votes swung the election from Clinton to Trump,” Olbermann reminded. “Where today he has approval from just over one-third of registered voters.”
“See, it’s not just the celebrities and the CEOs and the charities who are running away from a drowning president,” Olbermann concluded.