Keith Olbermann — a political and/or sports commentator depending on what mood he’s in — cut a video of himself calling for President Donald Trump to be put to death over his handling of the China-born coronavirus pandemic.
According to Olbermann, Trump is directly responsible for the death of each COVID-19 related death. But, the former ESPN presenter didn’t stop there. Apparently, everyone remotely connected to the president — even those that casually support him — are undesirables in our community and must be punished.
“The task is twofold: the terrorist Trump must be defeated, must be destroyed, must be devoured at the ballot box, and 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 to rebuild it and to rebuild the world Trump has nearly destroyed by turning it over to a virus,” he said.
Olbermann, who once upon a time could have been mistaken for the MSNBC answer to Bill O’Reilly or Sean Hannity, has become an obscure figure in political media. He mysteriously vanished from the commentary community toward the beginning of the Robert Mueller saga when he made the bizarre claim that his work was done because he was so sure that Trump was going to be shipped off to prison at any moment. Obviously, it didn’t exactly work out that way.
To be fair, hyperbole has always been part of Olbermann’s schtick. But, when you spend the entirety of your career calling everyone to the right of Leon Trotsky a fascist, those fiery words lose their effect after a while.
We can’t think of a good reason to take what Olbermann is saying seriously, but it is another example of just how unhinged the left has allowed itself to become.
Here’s the clips from the DC Shorts.