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Former MSNBC host Keith Olbermann slammed President Donald Trump as a “terrorist” in a shocking rant calling for the president to be “expunged.”
The liberal pundit, who announced his exit from ESPN this week, unloaded on Trump on his YouTube channel Thursday, even calling for the president’s supporters and conservatives including Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett to be “prosecuted and convicted and removed from our society.”
In announcing his departure from ESPN this week to allow him to do more political commentary, Olbermann launched what he described as a “new live, daily commentary series with YouTube, focused on the presidential election.”
His ranting began on “The Worst Person in the World” and saw him tear into the president and his supporters in a 14-minute monologue on Thursday, declaring that Trump should be “destroyed” and “devoured at the ballot box.”
(Via Media Research Center)
“Trump can be and must be expunged. The hate he has triggered, the Pandora’s box he has opened, they will not be so easily destroyed,” Olbermann said.
“So, let us brace ourselves. The task is twofold,” he continued.
“The terrorist Trump must be defeated, must be destroyed, must be devoured at the ballot box,” the liberal raged, “and then he and his enablers and his supporters and his collaborators and the Mike Lees and the William Barrs and the Sean Hannitys and the Mike Pences and the Rudy Giulianis and the Kyle Rittenhouses and the Amy Coney Barretts must be prosecuted and convicted and removed from our society while we try and rebuild it and to rebuild the world Trump has nearly destroyed by turning it over to a virus.”
He warned that the “the fight does not end” on Election Day but will go on regardless of November’s outcome.
“Remember it. Even as we dream of a return to reality and safety and the country for which our forefathers died, that the fight is not just to win an election, but to win it by enough to chase, at least for a moment, Trump and the ‘MAGAts’ off the stage,” he said, referring to the president’s supporters, which some believed he addressed as “maggots’.”
“And then try to clean up what they left. Remember it. Even though to remember it, means remembering that the fight does not end November 3rd, but in many ways will only begin that day,” Olbermann added.
In announcing his exit from ESPN, where he returned for the third time as a sports commentator in 2018, the 61-year-old said this time it was “in every different way imaginable.”
In the 31 years since I first worked for the network filling in for Roy Firestone on “Sportslook” in L.A., I’ve left ESPN in every different way imaginable. And while only once was it unpleasant, this time it is truly on happy terms.
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) October 6, 2020
“I have adhered to their desire for their sportscasters to refrain from purely political commentary (an approach with which I largely agree), and they have now agreed with my desire to go and serve my country by focusing my energy on political commentary,” he wrote on Twitter.
I sincerely wish them continued success, thank them for three enjoyable years, and hope to be back to participate in future anniversaries and reunions, if they desire.
Before going back into the political tumult, I will be taking some time off: about 24 hours.
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) October 6, 2020
In promoting his YouTube commentaries on Twitter, Olbermann referred to Trump supporters as terrorists, thugs, “keyboard warriors” and fascists, claiming they “are very angry that I’m back!” Before abruptly leaving MSNBC in 2011, he had been hosting “Countdown with Keith Olbermann” since 2003.
Conservative filmmaker and author Dinesh D’Souza slammed Olbermann as an “unhinged maniac” using language “not heard since Germany in the 1930s.”
“Even I, with my low expectations of this guy, was a little shocked by his latest diatribe,” D’Souza said on his YouTube channel.
Twitter users also expressed their outrage.
Talk about a Nazi ideology…. did he say “expunged”? And “removed from society “? Can I get a “zeig heil”?🤔
— Ken Shattuck (@ShattuckKen) October 9, 2020
This is completely unhinged!
— Tina Killoran (@TinaKilloran) October 10, 2020
They dust him off every election cycle to make the rest of them look sane
— Dong Quixote (@DongQuixote1) October 10, 2020
🎵Still Crazy After All These Years🎵
— Just June (@MissJitter) October 9, 2020
Keith is so unhinged he wants to jail a judge for existing and 63 million people for voting. He’s a great addition to @YouTube 😂😂
— commonsense (@commonsense258) October 10, 2020
This is exactly the reason why @realDonaldTrump would be re-elected. This is insanity.
— Willie Lora (@LoraWMedia) October 9, 2020
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