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Olbermann: I'm Moving Out of Trump Building

'I can't hear, or see, or say that name any longer without spitting'
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 9, 2016 8:15 AM CST
Olbermann: I'm Moving Out of Trump Building
A 2012 file photo of Keith Olbermann, a soon-to-be former Trump tenant.   (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

(Newser) – Some people are threatening to leave the country if Donald Trump is elected president, but Keith Olbermann isn't waiting to make a move of a lesser sort. In a Washington Post op-ed, he writes that he's moving out of his Trump-owned building in New York City because he's tired of all things Trump. He's been there for "nine largely happy years," but Trump's candidacy has pushed him to pack up on principle. "I'm getting out because of the degree to which the very name 'Trump' has degraded the public discourse and the nation itself," he writes. "I can't hear, or see, or say that name any longer without spitting. Frankly, I'm running out of Trump spit."

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Trump, he writes, is all bluster and "coarseness," and it's clear the man "is startlingly unaware of how the presidency or even ordinary governance works." He recounts one meeting with the big man himself, in which he says Trump made what turned out to be false promises in "Eddie Haskell" fashion about addressing Olbermann's concerns about the building. Still, Olbermann sees one silver lining for Trump opponents, based on how long it took workers to install a revolving door and how many problems it caused. If a President Trump ever goes ahead with plans to build a wall on the Mexican border, "it'll take them about a thousand years to finish it." Click for the full column. (Read more Keith Olbermann stories.)

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