Keith Olbermann has issued a plea to Donald Trump: “Resign!”
Why should Trump resign? Because Trump is literally crazy, says Olbermann.
If Trump resigns because of Olbermann’s plea, I would then believe Olbermann. Trump really is crazy.
You can see his rant here.
It is common for people to dismiss other people as being crazy. That is simply rhetoric. Nobody who hears someone say this takes it literally.
This is not what Olbermann does in his video. He says literally that Donald Trump no longer connects with reality. Trump is literally crazy.
If Trump does not resign, he says, Congress should remove him from office.
It seems to me that Olbermann has completely lost touch with reality. I mean this literally. He imagines that a crazy man in the White House, who Olbermann says may literally destroy civilization by starting a nuclear war, is going to pay attention to what Olbermann recommends.
Then he upped the ante. He said that if Donald Trump, who is literally crazy, does not listen to Olbermann and resign, then the Congress of the United States, which is controlled by the Republican Party, must intervene and remove Trump from office.
The problem is, constitutionally speaking, that Congress cannot remove a President from office for being crazy. There is no such constitutional provision.
The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.
Olbermann is literally calling for a coup d’état run by Congress in order to make Pence the President.
This is crazy, if we take his definition of crazy literally. Olbermann has lost touch with anything remotely resembling reality. When you issue a call to a crazy man to resign his office less than one week after he took over as President of the United States, and then you call on Congress to intervene and somehow throw him out of office because he has not resigned, you are crazy. You have lost touch with reality. You have created your own world of alternative facts.
I don’t think Trump is literally crazy. I don’t think Olbermann is literally crazy. I think Olbermann is simply obsessed with Trump, and it has distorted his judgment to the extent that he has made a complete fool of himself, and, more to the point, he has made complete fools of the management at GQ Magazine if they keep him on the payroll.
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