Keith Olbermann thinks Donald Trump is finished, and with that, so is his show “The Resistance.”
Olbermann announced in Monday’s episode of his GQ commentary series “The Resistance” that it would be the last episode, and that he would be retiring from political commentary in any outlet.
“No illness, no scandal, no firing, just I’ve said what I have to say,” Olbermann said. “I am retiring from political commentary in all media venues.”
In his final episode, Olbermann laid out seven “roots” that he thinks can all lead to Trump being impeached, including the Russia scandal, the sexual allegations and increasing pressure from Republican leaders in his own party to avoid losing their seats in the next election.
“This ball game is over, and I don’t think it’s going to last another 13 months,” Olbermann said, referencing how long the Richard Nixon and Watergate scandal was drawn out.
Olbermann has produced 187 episodes of “The Resistance” in all, with 147 of those shared to GQ’s YouTube channel dating back to last November just after Trump was elected. He says in the video it started as “a two-month project by someone who had given up politics.”
“I am proud of it, and I repudiate none of it. It has been my privilege to do it,” Olbermann said. “But frankly, I have not enjoyed one minute of it. As I’m certain it has also been for you, for me, it has been unadulterated pain, revulsion and horror. The process has become nearly 24/7, and I’ve said so much that I can and have recycled old commentaries from months ago, and they have been fully applicable to breaking news.”
Olbermann closed his statement with some jabs at the media in their attempt to continue to attract Trump voters, and was less than optimistic about the future of America’s democracy, saying that when he believes Trump is inevitably removed, that will not cure his supporters and the legacy Trump has left. But he’s still hanging it up and attempting to put politics behind him.
“I am confident now, even more so than I have been throughout the last year, that this nightmare of a presidency of Donald John Trump will end prematurely and end soon, and I am thus also confident that this is the correct moment to end this series of commentaries,” Olbermann said.