Keith Olbermann is convinced Donald Trump is “self-destructing.” What’s an American to do, he asks in his latest episode of “The Resistance” for GQ. “We need to give him all the help we can in his task,” Olbermann urges. “Better him than our country.”
Olbermann points to a litany of signs in the press that the president is becoming disturbingly obsessed with the ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the presidential election and possible ties between that country and Trump’s campaign. Trump is incessantly watching TV news about the investigation and “yelling at television sets in the White House,” convinced he’s the target of a conspiracy, the Associated Press has reported.
“Let’s just hope the sets are actually on,” quipped Olbermann.
Trump has also been contradicting himself with head-spinning speed. The president has insisted repeatedly that he’s not under investigation — then tweets that he is. (His personal attorney Jay Sekulow seemed to say in television interviews Sunday that Trump wasn’t under investigation ... then said that maybe he is.)
In yet another Trump oddity, Olbermann noted the president’s bizarre boast during a meeting Monday with Panama President Juan Carlos Varela. Trump said the U.S. did a “good job” building the Panama Canal.
“Yeah,” Varela responded, “100 years ago.”
Olbermann also points out Trump’s pleasure concerning the “ambiguity of his position” on firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller, as reported by The New York Times. The president believes the looming possibility of a firing will “focus” Mueller on delivering what Trump wants: a “blanket public exoneration,” according to the Times. Olbermann insisted that behavior would have been a sign of “distress” in any other presidency.
What does it all mean? That “we are dealing with a madman who occasionally successfully pretends to be sane,” Olbermann concluded. “Resist.”
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